Since launching its military invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, Russian forces have perpetrated attacks against civilian populations. There is a reasonable basis to conclude that these attacks constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity. In justifying this attack, Russian President Vladimir Putin has misrepresented and misappropriated Holocaust history by claiming falsely that democratic Ukraine needs to be “denazified.”
The Museum issued this statement in February 2022 condeming Russia's outrageous attack on Ukraine and Vladimir Putin's exploitation of Holocaust history as a pretext for war.
This article discusses the efforts underway to investigate the crimes Russia is committing against the Ukrainian people and to prevent further atrocities, and what is needed to lay a foundation for accountability.
International Legal Options for Prevention and Justice In Ukraine