Drunk Russian soldier accused of ‘repeatedly raping’ Ukrainian woman

Ukraine’s Attorney General has accused Russian soldiers of killing one Ukrainian civilian and repeatedly raped a woman after breaking into their home nearby Kiev.

Iryna Venediktova said officials are investigating the attack committed by a drunk Russian soldier in Brovary, an eastern suburb of the capital.

She said: “This evil man broke into a private house and shot the owner. Then the drunk occupier and his colleague repeatedly raped the wife of the slain civilian and threatened her with violence and weapons.

“He even threatened her little child, who was with the victim.”

She added that Ukraine has informed Russia that the man is wanted “on suspicion of violating the laws and customs of the war” after an arrest warrant was issued.

Mrs. Venetiktova continued, “We will find every villain and make him accountable for all the severity of the law.”

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has previously condemned the actions of Russian soldiers and accused them of committing atrocities against civilians.

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He told the Italian parliament on Tuesday: “There are Russian troops killing and raping people and kidnapping children, torturing people and looting. They are taking our property back to Russia on trucks. That is what the Nazis did during the war when they occupied others. countries. “

Lesia Vasylenko, a Member of Parliament for the Ukrainian Holos Party, has also warned that stories of sexual violence are underreported.

She told the British Parliament earlier this month: “Putin’s army is committing war crimes and crimes against humanity. They are against the most vulnerable. He changed his strategy to specifically target women and children.

‘We have reports of gang rape, these women are usually the ones who are unable to get out. We are talking about senior citizens. Most of these women have either been executed after the rape crime or they have taken their own lives. “

Ms Vasylenko said those killed were “hanged”.

She said the victims and the families of the victims did not “have the strength or capacity to stand up”.

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