Ukraine: Committing ‘ISIS-Style’ WAR CRIMES

… right-wing Ukrainian nationalists are committing war crimes

… in the rebel-held territories of Eastern Ukraine, according to a report from Amnesty International

… evidence emerged in local media of the volunteer militias beheading their victims

… refer to themselves as the Aidar battalion “have been involved in widespread abuses, including abductions

… unlawful detention, ill-treatment, theft, extortion, and possible executions”

… the brutality of the conflict which has claimed over 3,000 lives

… received her son’s head in a wooden box in the post

… There are over 30 pro-nationalist, volunteer battalions similar to Aidar

… The Aidar battalion is publicly backed by Ukrainian oligarch Ihor Kolomoyskyi

… also allegedly funds the Azov, Donbas, Dnepr 1, Dnepr 2 volunteer battalions

… operating under orders from Kiev

… Kolomoyskyi offered a bounty of $10,000 of his own money for each captured Russian “saboteur”

… Norwegian channel TV2 presented footage yesterday of the Azov battalion flying flags with the symbols of Ukraine’s neo-Nazi party – Patriot of Ukraine

… numerous powerful paramilitary groups are reportedly involved in the Ukrainian conflict such as Patriot of Ukraine, Right Sector ( Pravy Sektor ) and White Hammer


                    Amnesty International