War crimes against LGBTQ people in Ukraine are “worse than people can imagine”.

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06/21/2022

War crimes are a barbaric byproduct of conflict and combat. In an era of near incessant news coverage, the phrase has become a catch-all for heinous acts committed by soldiers and contractors in military theatres across the globe. Officially defined by the United Nations as “violations of international humanitarian law (treaty or customary law) that incur individual criminal responsibility under international law,” during the almost four months of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine an unfathomable number of accusations have been levied against the terrorist intruders. While the war continues, and the toll of the terrorism mounts, Ukrainian authorities have begun a full-scale investigation into the multitude of reports by the civilian population in Ukraine against members of the Russian Army.

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