According to the US, Russia should keep a list “Russian Death List” of Ukrainians who should be “killed or sent to camps” in the event of an invasion.
New York – In a letter to UN Human Rights Commissioner Michelle Bachelet, which the AFP news agency received yesterday (local time), the US government is “deeply concerned” and warns of a possible “human rights catastrophe”.
According to the letter, the US government has “credible information indicating that Russian forces are compiling lists of identified Ukrainians to be killed or sent to camps following a military occupation.”
Warning against human rights violations
“We also have credible information that Russian forces are likely to take lethal action to disperse peaceful protests or otherwise counter peaceful civilian resistance,” the letter said , Bathsheba Nell Crocker, is signed.
She also warns in the letter that a Russian invasion of Ukraine could result in human rights violations such as kidnapping and torture, which could target political dissidents and religious and ethnic minorities, among others.
According to Western information, Moscow has gathered around 150,000 soldiers on the border with Ukraine, but denies any plans of attack. The Kremlin says it feels threatened by NATO.