T4P’s database of war crimes: Statistical information

Our database represents one of the largest concentrations of information about the war in Ukraine. It records probable war crimes (incidents) that we have been able to document. The information contained in the database makes no claim to be complete and final. The true total for certain war crimes is, almost certainly, significantly higher than those we have been able to document.

Statistical data on 15 June 2024


Kharkiv Region

Categories


The target of an assaultNo. of incidentsNo. of victims

Death of an individual

1477 2352

Those wounded or whose health was otherwise damaged

1799 3460

Rape

15 17

Violation of other rights

574 1270

Disappearance of an individual

2040 2467
DescriptionNo. of incidents

Shops, centres and other business properties

1124

NGOs

1

Educational institutions

481

Government buildings

103

Residential buildings

8258

Transport infrastructure

151

Farmland, forests, etc.

77

Hospitals

126

Entertainment institutions

104

Religious buildings

70

Object of life support infrastructure

154

Historic monuments

37

Bridges

19

Means of transport

634

Humanitarian convoys

2

Humanitarian corridors

2
Incident No. of incidents

Shelling, bombardment

13610

Shooting from firearms

146

Detonation of explosives

334

Damage to means of transport

3

Torture, inhuman treatment, violation of human dignity

378

Disappearances

2035

Unlawful detention

276

Seizure of a civilian building

41

Use of civilian population as a human shield

226

Seizure of personal property

172

Deliberate killing of a civilian

102

Deliberate wounding of a civilian

29

Mass, forced deportation of people to Russia

28

Attacks on stores of humanitarian aid, humanitarian convoy, mission or corridor

9

Rape

23

Hostage-taking

2

Use of chemical weapons

1

Forced mobilisation

2

Violation of human dignity

21
Legal qualification under the ICC’s Rome StatuteNo. of incidents

Intentionally directing attacks against buildings dedicated to religion, education, art, science or charitable purposes, historic monuments, and hospitals [ Article 8: 2 (b) ix ]

606

Attacking or bombarding, by whatever means, towns, villages, dwellings or buildings which are undefended [ Article 8: 2 (b) v)]

29

Intentionally directing attacks against civilian objects [ Article 8: 2 (b) ii ]

7100

Intentionally launching an attack in the knowledge that such attack will cause incidental loss of life or injury to civilians or damage to civilian objects or widespread, long-term and severe damage to the natural environment [ Article 8: 2 (b) iv ]

4320

Extensive destruction and appropriation of property [ Article 8: 2 (a) iv ]

218

Killing committed as part of a widespread or systematic attack directed against any civilian population [ Article 7: 1 (a) “Murder” or Article 8: 2 (a) i “Wilful killing” ]

172

Wilfully causing great suffering, or serious injury to body or health [ Article 8: 2 (a) iii ]

56

Deportation or forcible transfer of population to Russia [ Article 7: 1 (d) ] or “Grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949“ [Article 8 (2) a ] or “Other serious violations of the laws and customs applicable in international armed conflict” [ Article 8 (2) b ]

25

Enforced disappearance of persons [ Article 7: 1 i ]

2056

Torture or inhuman treatment of civilians and military personnel [[ Article 7: 1 (f) or Article 8: 2 (a) ii ]

388

Taking of hostages [ Article 8: 2 (a) viii ]

2

Intentionally directing attacks against personnel, installations, material, units or vehicles involved in humanitarian assistance or a humanitarian corridor[ Article 8: 2 (b) iii ]

16

Intentionally launching an attack in the knowledge that such attack will cause incidental loss of life or injury to civilians or damage to civilian objects or widespread, long-term and severe damage to the natural environment which would be clearly excessive in relation to the concrete and direct overall military advantage anticipated [ Article 8: 2 (b) iv ]

1218

Intentionally launching an attack in the knowledge that such attack will cause incidental injury to civilians [ Article 8: 2 (b) iv ]

1647

Intentionally launching an attack in the knowledge that such attack will cause widespread, long-term and severe damage to the natural environment [ Article 8: 2 (b) iv ]

20

Pillaging a town or place, even when taken by assault [ Article 8: 2 (b) xvi ]

102

Employing weapons, projectiles and material and methods of warfare which are of a nature to cause superfluous injury or unnecessary suffering, or which are inherently indiscriminate in violation of the international law of armed conflict, provided that such weapons, projectiles and material and methods of warfare are the subject of a comprehensive prohibition: the BM-30 “Smerch”, TOS-1 “Buratino”, and other systems, cluster munitions and phosphorus bombs [ Article 8: 2 (b) xx ]

409

Committing rape (as defined in article 7, paragraph 2 (f) ) [ Article 8: 2 (b) xxii ]

23

Utilizing the presence of a civilian or other protected person as a human shield to render certain points, areas or military forces immune from military operation [ Article 8: 2 (b) xxiii ]

238

Intentionally using starvation of civilians as a method of warfare by depriving them of food and drinking water [ Article 8: 2 (b) xxv ]

7

Employing poison or poisoned weapons, including phosphorus bombs [ Article 8: 2 (b) xvii ] or [ Article 8: 2 (b) xviii ]

4

Imprisonment or other severe deprivation of physical liberty of civilians or military personnel [ Article 7: 1 (e) ]

366

Enslavement, meaning “the exercise of any or all of the powers attaching to the right of ownership over a person” – [ Article 7: 1 (c) ]

8

Committing outrages upon personal dignity, in particular humiliating and degrading treatment of either civilians or military personnel [ Article 8: 2 (b) xxi ]

21

Compelling a prisoner of war or other protected person to serve in the forces of a hostile Power [ Article 8: 2) (a) v ]

2

Employing weapons, projectiles and material and methods of warfare which are of a nature to cause superfluous injury or unnecessary suffering, or which are inherently indiscriminate [ Article 8: 2 (b) xx ]

274

Use by Russian forces of the Ukrainiian flag or of the military insignia and uniform of the Ukrainian armed forces [ Article 8: 2 (b) vii ]

2