Killings of civilians: Summary executions and attacks on individual civilians in Kyiv, Chernihiv, and Sumy Regions in the context of the Russian Federation’s armed attack against Ukraine
09 December 2022
This report by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) addresses killings of civilians, encompassing both summary executions and attacks on individual civilians, committed in parts of Kyiv, Chernihiv and Sumy regions of Ukraine between 24 February and 6 April 2022, while under military control of the Russian Federation. The report documents certain killings and, in so doing, aims to contribute to victims’ right to truth and accountability, as well as to deter future violations of international human rights, humanitarian and criminal law in the context of the continuing international armed conflict in Ukraine. It also advocates for enhanced efforts to bring the perpetrators to justice and to provide victims with remedy and reparations.