More than 200 war-related sexual violence cases have been recorded in Ukraine.

The Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine is aware of 212 officially documented cases of sexual violence related to Russian aggression. In Kharkiv Oblast, 19 people filed a rape complaint during the full-scale invasion. Kateryna Levchenko, the government commissioner for gender policy, informed about this during the briefing.

On July 20, a space providing complex social and psychological support to Ukrainians affected by the war opened in Kharkiv. Kharkiv Governor Oleh Syniehubov and representative of the United Nations Population Fund in Ukraine Jaime Nadal attended the opening of the Rescue Center.

People’s Deputy of Ukraine Maria Mezentseva, Kharkiv Governor Oleh Syniehubov and UNFPA representative in Ukraine Jaime Nadal at the opening of the Rescue Center / Photo: Ivan Samoilov, Gwara Media

Special attention in the center will be given to people who were sexually assaulted during the full-scale invasion.

Also read: 297 Children in Kharkiv Oblast Affected by Russian Aggression

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