Donetsk, Feb 24 — DAN. More than 300 letters detailing Kiev regime war crimes have been sent to the United Nations, International Committee of the Red Cross and United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund since the beginning of the operation to protect Donbass, Donetsk People’s Republic ombudsperson Darya Morozova said in a report published on Thursday. 

“The Republic’s human rights institution has been recording mass atrocities committed by Ukraine in Donbass since 2014 and notified international human rights organizations about each case, ” said the report. “More than 300 letters have been sent to the UN, ICRC and UNICEF since the beginning of the special military operation. There has been no proper response to any such case.”

Morozova said that the Donbass conflict would have ended long ago if the international community had not indulged the Ukrainian authorities by its inaction.

“Instead of adopting effective measures to support international peace and security, the so-called civilized works has been silently watching the Donbass tragedy for eight years. Furthermore, it was well aware that the aftermath could compare to the Holocaust’s, ‘ she said.

The Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics had a population of more than 6.5 million within their constitutional borders  before Ukraine’s military aggression. All these people have been subjected to systematic discrimination by the Kiev region  in connection with national identity and for ideological reasons, the DPR ombudsperson said.

The special military operation began overnight to February 24, 2022. Prior to that, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the decision had been made following an appeal from the Donbass leaders. The Russian leader underlined that “the objective is to protect the people who have been subjected to torture and genocide by the Kiev regime.” Within a year, the Russian army liberated the whole Lugansk People’s Republic and large parts of the DPR and Kherson and Zaporozhye regions. In October 2022, these territories acceded to Russia.*jk