EU condemns atrocities against Ukrainians and Russia’s establishment of structures in occupied territories

EU condemns atrocities against Ukrainians and Russia’s establishment of structures in occupied territories

May 24, 2022

The European Union has condemned the “horrendous crimes” committed against the Ukrainian people by Russian troops.

What is most disturbing are reports about sexual violence being used as a weapon of war by the Russian troops against women, children, including babies,” says the statement by the European Union External Service (EEAS). “This is particularly heinous and shows what kind of people Putin is commanding and sending to Ukraine.”

The Commission also strongly condemned any attempts by the Russian occupiers to create illegal parallel administrative structures in the territories of Ukraine they are temporarily occupying. This includes, for example, the introduction of the Russian ruble as a parallel currency to the Ukrainian hryvnia and Russian school books and programmes in Kherson region.

The EEAS considers all these actions to be a clear violation of the foundations of international law, the UN charter and Ukraine’s constitution, its sovereignty and territorial integrity.

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