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The United States has said Russia has compiled a list of Ukrainians to be killed or captured

The United States has said Russia has compiled a list of Ukrainians to be killed or captured

The U.S. government said in a letter to the UN Human Rights Council on Sunday that Russia had prepared a list of Ukrainians to be killed or captured in the event of an invasion of Ukraine.

The letter worries the US government and warns of a possible “human rights catastrophe”.

The U.S. government says there is credible information that Russian forces are preparing a list of Ukrainians to be killed or sent to camps after the military occupation.

Russian ship in the Black Sea during military exercises on February 12, 2022 – Photo: courtesy / Russian Ministry of Defense

“We have credible information that Russian forces will use deadly measures to disperse peaceful protests or to somehow quell civilian opposition,” the statement from the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Chile added.

The note, signed by US Ambassador to the UN in Geneva Bathsheba Nell Crocker, warns that the Russian invasion of Ukraine could provoke abuses such as abduction or torture, as well as target political and religious dissidents and ethnic minorities.

Russia has sent more than 150,000 troops to the Ukrainian border in recent weeks

The Russian government has denied plans to attack its neighbor, but has promised that Ukraine will not join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and that the military alliance will withdraw its troops from Eastern Europe. Westerners.

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