Confronting Russia’s Crimes Against Humanity

WOMR podcasts ยท Oleksandra Matviichuk on Human Rights Violation

Oleksandra Vyacheslavivna Matviichuk heads the Ukrainian non-profit Center for Civil Liberties. She describes their work since the beginning of Russian aggression in 2014, the 18,000 human rights violations and atrocities documented in Ukraine so far, and their goal, together with a wide network of Ukrainian and international organizations and volunteers, of documenting every individual case in the country. She expresses a need to confront and bring to justice Russian terror inflicted deliberately on civilians to gain submission, a military tactic that they have recently used with impunity, in various countries.

Two trigger warnings are given during the show regarding topics of extreme violence, torture, kidnap, murder, and rape.