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UN investigation examining ‘devastating’ attacks on Ukraine infrastructure



UN appointed investigators are looking into whether Russia’s attack against Ukraine’s critical infrastructure amounts war crimes. One of them said Friday (2/12/12)

Russia has been destroying Ukraine’s electricity infrastructure since October. This has led to blackouts, and millions of people without heating as temperatures drop.

Russia claims that the attacks did not target civilians. Kyiv however insists that these attacks are war crimes.

Pablo de Greiff spoke from Kyiv and said that “part” of the analysis he is currently engaged in… was whether or not the attacks are war crimes.

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He stated that they would do so if the team could determine what it could do in order to bring about accountability for such crimes.

The UN Human Rights Council March in March established a three-member commission to determine that Russia had perpetrated war crimesin Ukraine.

Moscow denies these allegations regularly, calling them a smear campaign.


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Jasminka Dzumhurs, another investigator stated that they had been interviewing mothers in Ukraine and were particularly concerned about the impact of the attacks on children’s rights.

She stated that many people cannot attend schools that were destroyed or demolished. Power cuts disrupt online classes.

Erik Mose, the chair of the inquiry committee, stated that these events had “devastating implications for a large number of people”. This matter is being investigated.

The team members stated that the commission was currently collecting additional evidence which it will present to Geneva-based rights committees in March.

The council has launched previous investigations that led to evidence being used before nationalaswell as international courts.

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