— A discussion of Russia’s use of sexual violence in war in two sessions.

A recent report by UN’s Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine concluded that it has found evidence of torture and sexual- and gender-based violence. Brutality in these forms is used to suppress and punish resistance in occupied territories, and break the morale of Ukrainian soldiers.

There is also evidence that this violence against civilians and prisoners of war (POWs) has been actively planned and encouraged as a part of Russia’s military strategy – with well-documented examples from Bucha and the Northern Kyiv region, as well as from the occupied territories.

Session 1 discusses sexual violence in Russia’s war against Ukraine

Session 2 (1:14:46) discusses the treatment of civilians and prisoners of war in the occupied territories

Source: Chatam House