“Call to Putin” and “parrot pose”: the UN report described the torture used by the Russian occupiers

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The UN-authorized independent international commission of inquiry on Ukraine has published a report on Russian war crimes.

During the invasion of Ukraine, Russia committed a wide range of war crimes, including premeditated murder, systematic torture, and deportation of children.

This is stated in a report published on Thursday, March 16, by an investigative body authorized by the UN, reports The Guardian.

The Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine found that Russian troops carried out “indiscriminate and disproportionate” attacks on Ukraine, resorted to torture, killed civilians outside of hostilities, and did not take measures to protect the Ukrainian population.

The commission called the repeated attacks on Ukrainian infrastructure, which left hundreds of thousands of people without heat and electricity in the coldest months, potential crimes against humanity.

The report also described the “systematic and widespread” use of torture in many regions under Russian occupation, as well as details of the methods of torture used in Russian pre-trial detention centers. In particular, the victims were tortured with electric shocks using a military telephone, a form of torture known as the “Putin Call,” or hung from the ceiling in a “parrot pose.”

The report, based on more than 500 interviews as well as satellite imagery and visits to places of detention and graves, comes at a time when the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague is expected to seek the arrest of Russian officials for forcibly deporting children from Ukraine and targeting to civilian infrastructure.

The report's authors also noted a small number of apparent violations by Ukrainian forces, including one that they say is under criminal investigation by Ukrainian authorities. However, the vast majority of the report focuses on the allegations against Russia.

Russia denies committing atrocities or targeting civilians in Ukraine.

We will remind, earlier in the administration of the President of the United States came to the conclusion that Russia committed “crimes against humanity” during the year of its war against Ukraine.

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