Rape used as weapon of war by Russian forces in Ukraine

Shortly after Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, the Kyiv prosecutor general's office set up a special section with the aim of specifically investigating sexual crimes. All too often, when people think about sexual violence, they assume the acts are committed against women. But men – both soldiers and civilians – are also victims. Our reporters Luke Shrago and Mélina Huet followed prosecutors on the ground in Ukraine as they went about their harrowing work, building cases to be prosecuted, with the hope of one day seeing an international trial take place.

Warning: some viewers may find the scenes in this report upsetting.

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