Sexual violence cases in Russian war can’t be excused or amnestied - report in UNSC

Sexual violence cases in Russian war can’t be excused or amnestied - report in UNSC

The UN Security Council’s documents, approved earlier, condemn any forms of sexual violence, which can never be forgiven, justified, or amnestied.

That’s according to Pramila Patten, Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

Since early June, a monitoring group has received reports of 124 alleged acts of conflict related sexual violence occurring against women, girls, men, and boys, the rapporteur said, adding that most of the attacks reported targeted women (56).

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“I look forward to further consultation with the mission of the Russian Federation, to the UN on possible modalities for cooperation in this sphere, including the facilitation of access areas, not under Ukrainian government control,” the envoy said.

On Monday, the UNSC is holding a briefing on cases of sexual violence and human trafficking in the context of Russian aggression toward Ukraine.

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