Nine women pregnant after Russian soldiers repeatedly raped girls as young as 14
At least 25 women and girls are said to have been 'systematically raped' in the city of Bucha
Ukraine’s commissioner for human rights, Lyudmyla Denisova, said a group of women totalling at least 25 were repeatedly and "systematically raped" in the basement of a home being occupied by Vladimir Putin's troops.
The female victims, said to be aged between 14 and 24, were abused in the basement of a Bucha house, where numerous atrocities have already been reported in recent weeks.
Local officials have confirmed that nine of those subjected to the sexual abuse have now fallen pregnant, with Denisova adding that "Russian soldiers told them they would rape them to the point where they wouldn't want sexual contact with any man, to prevent them from having Ukrainian children."
As per the BBC, one woman reportedly told the politician that she was forced to watch as her 16-year-old sister was raped in the street in front of her whilst the soldier shouted, "This will happen to every Nazi prostitute".
Bucha is, of course, not the only region to have witnessed such horrific war crimes, with President Zelenskyy branding acts of terror in the likes Mariupol, Kramatorsk, Kyiv and many more as "genocide".
According to the UN's best estimates, the invasion is thought to have caused more than 4,450 civilians casualties and at least 1,892 deaths - 71 of which were children.
⚡️ UN: 4,450 civilian casualties in Ukraine as a result of Russia's war.
According to the UN’s human rights agency, as of April 11, Russia’s full-on war in Ukraine has killed 1,892 and injured 2,558 civilians, including 71 children killed and 144 injured since Feb. 24.
— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) April 13, 2022
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