Lugansk to inform international community of Ukrainian war crimes
During eight years of war, the Ukrainian troops committed war crimes, according to the LPR's ombudswoman.
According to its ombudswoman, the Lugansk People's Republic intends to inform international rights campaigns about crimes committed on its territory by Ukrainian troops during the eight-year war.
In an interview on Sunday, Viktoria Serdyukova stated that "everything recorded by the ombudsperson’s office will be sent to the [republic’s] prosecutor general’s office and to all international organizations."
Serdyukova added that the treasure of evidence against Ukraine includes witness testimony and information from criminal investigations opened into Ukraine's war crimes following the commencement of a military campaign against Lugansk popular forces in 2014.
Serdyukova added that the plan to establish an international criminal tribunal to investigate the Ukrainian onslaught is welcomed by the leadership in Lugansk and that many neutral nations would be willing to participate.
European rights court ignored complaints against Ukraine
The Lugansk's ombudswoman told Sputnik that all of Lugansk's 689 complaints against Ukraine were ignored by the European Court of Human Rights.
"As of February, we have prepared 950 complaints and filed 689 of them with the European Court of Human Rights but, unfortunately, none of them has been considered," she stated.
According to Serdyukova, whereas the Ukrainian President and his government are spreading lies regarding the conflict, her office had enough evidence to stand its ground in any court of law.
"It is words of Ukraine and the president of Ukraine against materials of our criminal investigations that have everything on paper — places, witness testimonies," Serdyukova asserted.
She criticized international rights defenders for trusting the Ukrainian authorities' narrative and failing to be objective to ensure the interests of people on the ground.
In February, Russian President Vladimir Putin recognized the independence of the Lugansk People's Republic (LPR) and the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR).
During the period of the Ukrainian bombardment of the Donetsk People's Republic, 5,059 people were killed, including 91 children, according to the Republic's Commissioner for Human Rights, Daria Morozova.
On February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the launch of a special military operation in Donbass, southeast of Ukraine, stressing that Russia does not plan to occupy Ukrainian territory.