According to Matilda Bogner, 109 cases "were allegedly committed by the military, law enforcement agencies and personnel of Russian penitentiary institutions"
As of the end of January, the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine recorded 133 victims of sexual violence in Ukraine. Its head, Matilda Bogner, announced this while presenting the mission's new report.
“The terrible price that people pay for war is also reflected in the cases of conflict-related sexual violence that we have been recording since February 24 last year. As of January 31 of this year, we recorded 133 victims, namely 85 men, 45 women and three girls," Bogner said.
According to her, 109 cases "probably were committed by the military, law enforcement agencies and personnel of Russian penitentiary institutions", 24 cases "probably were committed by the Security Service of Ukraine, the police of Ukraine, Ukrainian civilians or members of the Teroboron".
The head of the UN mission noted that sexual violence often occurred during the detention of civilians or prisoners of war, as well as in residential areas that were under the control of the Russian armed forces.
At the beginning of March, in a commentary to Radio Liberty's "News of Azov" project, the head of the specialized department of the Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine, Iryna Didenko, reported that during Russia's full-scale war against Ukraine, 156 cases of sexual violence by the Russian military were recorded, most of them in Kherson and Kyiv region.
She emphasized that it is about cases where "the victim agreed to the opening of criminal proceedings, being informed of what awaits her."
Both women and men and children were subjected to violence, said a representative of the Prosecutor General's Office. According to her, law enforcement officers manage to identify some Russian military personnel involved in committing such crimes.