45 Countries Report Russian Human Rights Violations

A second report released by the State Department documents Russian atrocities in Ukraine.

The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) released a second report last week, documenting the atrocities Russia continues to commit in the country of Ukraine. The first OSCE report was published on April 13. The second report confirms the findings of the first report that “clear patterns of serious violations of international humanitarian law attributable mostly to Russian armed forces” are still occurring.

The report documents evidence of Russian forces “targeting of civilians, attacks on medical facilities, rape, torture, executions, looting, and forced transfer of civilians to Russia-controlled parts of Ukraine and forced deportations to Russia itself.“

State Department spokesperson Ned Price said, “Taken together, the two reports comprise the most comprehensive accounting of evidence to date of Russia’s human rights abuses, international humanitarian law violations, including potential war crimes, and other atrocities since President Putin launched his full-scale war against Ukraine on February 24.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Blinken to seek God’s wisdom as he heads the State Department.
  • For discernment for the president and his administration as they gather information and data on circumstances in Ukraine.
  • For the people of Ukraine as they endure the war being waged by Russia.

Sources: State Department


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