Certain areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions are illegally occupied by Russia. That’s an area the size of several European countries
Since 2014, over 13.000 civilian men, women and children have been killed and approximately 30.000 have been injured
As of May 5, 2021, according to the Unified Information Database on Internally Displaced Persons, 1,466,077 migrants from the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts and the Autonomous Republic of Crimea have been registered in Ukraine
On the 17th of July 2014, the world was shocked by the devastating report that flight MH17, an international passenger flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport on its way to Kuala Lumpur, crashed as it flew over Eastern Ukraine. 298 passengers died
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409.7 kilometres of the Ukrainian-Russian border remain uncontrolled. This allows Russia to supply untraceable ammunition and reinforcements to the occupied Ukrainian territories
Football clubs Shakhtar Donetsk and Zorya Luhansk had to leave, sportsmen from uncontrolled territories can't take part in competitions, many football, basketball, handball and other teams can not continue their training.
The Platform aims to increase the effectiveness of international response to the ongoing occupation of Crimea and mounting security threats, respond to growing security threats, increase international pressure on the Kremlin, prevent further human rights violations and protect victims of the occupation regime, and achieve the main goal – de-occupation of Crimea and its peaceful return to Ukraine
The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) was deployed on 21 March 2014, following a request to the OSCE by Ukraine’s government and a consensus decision by all 57 OSCE participating States. The SMM is an unarmed, civilian mission, present on the ground 24/7 in all regions of Ukraine.
Report by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. It is based on the work of the United Nations Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine