EHRAC statement on the first anniversary of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine

24 Февраль 2023
EHRAC statement on the first anniversary of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine

On this, the first anniversary of the Russian Federation’s illegal and devastating war on Ukraine, we stand with the many victims of this conflict and the brave human rights defenders documenting the rising count of war crimes and other egregious human rights abuses. The current war is an escalation of many years of Russian aggression in Eastern Ukraine and the unlawful annexation of Crimea, which have already caused mass displacement and conflict-related human rights abuses.

We will continue to support our partners in Ukraine to challenge crimes and human rights violations resulting from the war, including those that disproportionately target marginalised communities within Ukraine. We also call on the international community to support Ukraine and act now to bring an urgent end to Russian aggression, to ensure that new and existing pathways to accountability are effective, that perpetrators are eventually brought to justice and that victims and families are provided with redress.