The US state Department published its annual report on the situation of human rights in the world, in which he noted that in Ukraine the greatest violations of human rights occurred in connection with the conflict in Eastern Ukraine and the occupation of part of Ukrainian Donbas.
“Russian-backed separatists in the Donbass committed the kidnapping, torture and illegal detention, used children as soldiers, suppressed dissent and imposed restrictions on humanitarian aid”, – the report says the state Department.
Occupied Crimea is devoted to a separate section of the Ukrainian part of the report where, in particular, States that significant human rights violations in the Crimea are directly linked to the Russian occupation.
“Russian security forces staged a campaign of intimidation to suppress dissent and resistance to the occupation – kidnapping, disappearances, physical abuse, political persecution, constant questioning . .. the Occupation authorities deprived members of certain groups, primarily Ukrainians and Crimean Tatars by nationality, basic civil liberties, including the right to display their citizenship and nationality, they experience systematic discrimination,” – noted in the Crimean division of the report.
In addition, the report noted that the authorities of Ukraine have problems with the judicial system that violates human rights.
“The government basically has not taken adequate measures to prosecute and punish most officials who committed abuses, which created a climate of impunity,” reads the report.