The occupiers use people with disabilities as a shield and put their lives in danger every minute

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Occupiers mistreat people with disabilities and use them as 'shields' - UN

More than ten people with disabilities have died due to the inhuman conditions in which they found themselves due to the Russian occupation.

The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities said that people with disabilities who ended up in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine are literally in a "death trap". The occupiers oppress them, use them as a human shield, leave them without food, and the premises in which they now live cannot withstand the cold. Reuters report it.

Their access to food and an acceptable standard of living, including access to heating in the coming winter months, is at risk, committee deputy chairman Jonas Ruskus said.

He stressed that Ukrainians in boarding schools for people with disabilities are at "serious risk" and should be evacuated immediately.

Ruskus said that at least 12 people with disabilities died in a residential institution in the territory temporarily occupied by the Russian Federation.

According to the committee, evacuating these people was not a priority for the occupiers.

Before the conflict, about 2.7 million people with disabilities lived in Ukraine.

We add that the war unleashed by Russia against Ukraine has become a nightmare for many Ukrainians. More than a third of the country's population has been forced to leave their homes due to the threat of being killed or dying in inhuman conditions created by the occupiers.

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16:45, 30.08.22
Oleg Kotov
Oleg Kotov
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