UN rights watchdog accuses Kiev forces of torture, inhumane treatment of civilians

December 16, 2014 2:31 AM

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UN rights watchdog accuses Kiev forces of torture, inhumane treatment of civilians

Azov battalion soldiers take an oath of allegiance to Ukraine in Kiev's Sophia Square before being sent to the Donbass region. (RIA Novosti / Evgeny Kotenko)

Kiev-controlled volunteer battalions and the Ukrainian Security Service are involved in an increasing number of human rights violations including torture and forced disappearances of those suspected of “separatism,” according to a UN OHCHR report.

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