The UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine will present its new thematic report on human rights violations and abuses and international humanitarian law violations committed in the context of the Ilovaisk events in August 2014.
The report will be launched with a press conference at the Ukraine Crisis Media Centre, Khreshchatyk Street, 2 (Ukrainian house), Kyiv on Thursday, 9 August 2018, 11:00.
The findings of this report are based on more than 80 individual interviews with victims and witnesses on both sides of the contact line. The report covers violations committed against civilians and persons hors de combat in and around Ilovaisk between 1 and 31 August 2014, and the treatment of individuals deprived of liberty in the context of these events.
The report also provides a non-exhaustive contextual summary of relevant military developments. It does not aim to qualify the nature of the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine in which the Ilovaisk events were one of the turning points.
The report will be presented by Ms. Fiona Frazer, Head of the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine. The press- conference will be in English, with interpretation into Ukrainian as well as sign language interpretation. Copies of the report and other materials will be made available at the press briefing.
The UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine was deployed to Ukraine in March 2014. It has offices in Kyiv, Donetsk, Kharkiv, Kramatorsk, Luhansk, Mariupol and Odesa, working in the conflict-affected area on both sides of the contact line.
For more information or interviews, please contact: Iryna Yakovlieva at +380503868069 or e-mail [email protected]