Activists protest rape during war and gather to support Ukraine in front of the Russian Consulate in New York in May. Photo: AFP
Activists protest rape during war and gather to support Ukraine in front of the Russian Consulate in New York in May. Photo: AFP
Ukraine war

Ukraine: Russian soldier rape trial begins, first of many cases

  • The suspect is accused of murdering a civilian in the Kyiv region by shooting him point blank, then repeatedly raping the man’s wife, according to court files
  • Up to 50 such crimes are being investigated, but incidences of sexual violence by Russian soldiers since February 24 are likely to be substantially higher

Activists protest rape during war and gather to support Ukraine in front of the Russian Consulate in New York in May. Photo: AFP
Activists protest rape during war and gather to support Ukraine in front of the Russian Consulate in New York in May. Photo: AFP
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