In Conversation: EUvsDisinfo spoke with Ukraine’s Center for Civil Liberties (CCL)
Oleksandra Matviychuk (C), head of Ukraine's Center for Civil Liberties, poses for a photo with the group's other members at a press conference in Kyiv on Oct. 8, 2022, a day after the organization was awarded the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize along with jailed Belarusian activist Ales Bialiatski and Russia's Memorial human rights group for their “outstanding effort to document war crimes, human right abuses and the abuse of power.”, © Kyodo
Case by case, year after year, Ukraine’s Center for Civil Liberties (CCL) has been painstakingly documenting crimes committed by Russian forces against Ukrainian civilians since Russia first invaded the country in 2014. The full-scale war of aggression launched by Russia in February 2022 has propelled CCL to the forefront of efforts to bring accountability for war crimes perpetrated in Ukraine.
EUvsDisinfo spoke with Oleksandra Drik, International Cooperation Coordinator at CCL, about pro-Kremlin disinformation and the facts CCL has documented that constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity.
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“Since February 2022 the Tribunal for Putin Initiative, co-established by CCL, has documented over 21,000 episodes that constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity. Most of these crimes are committed against civilians and civilian infrastructure: direct attacks on civilian infrastructure, killings, kidnappings, illegal detentions, torture, use of cluster munition, etc.”