The Ukrainian Parliament’s Human Rights Commissioner, Lyudmila Denisova, was removed from her position on Tuesday after 234 politicians voted for her dismissal.
Politico reporter Christopher Miller wrote on Twitter, “Ukraine’s parliament just fired human rights ombudsman Lyudmila Denisova. MPs claimed her work focusing on the rape of Ukrainians by Russian troops which ‘couldn’t be confirmed with evidence […] only harmed Ukraine and distracted the global media from Ukraine’s real needs.’”
Ukrainian news website ukrinform.com reports, “The reasons for Denisova’s dismissal were as follows: the repeated failure to perform her duties related to the establishment of humanitarian corridors, protection and swap of prisoners, counteracting the deportation of adults and children from the occupied territories, other human right activities; focusing the ombudsman’s media activity on the numerous details of ‘unnatural sexual offences’ and child sexual abuses in the occupied territories, which were unsupported by evidence and only harmed Ukraine.”
In addition to spending too much time focusing on alleged sex crimes that she ultimately couldn’t prove with evidence, Denisova was also criticized for spending time in “warm Western Europe” instead of in Russia or Belarus where she could “help prisoners, deportees and victims.”
238 MPs voted her out. Other complaints were that Denisova had failed to organize humanitarian corridors and POW exchanges, and that she had spent time in "warm Western Europe" during the invasion "but not in Russia or Belarus, where her status and powers could help prisoners."
— Christopher Miller (@ChristopherJM) May 31, 2022
As the Ukrainian politician is fired for failing to prove Russian soldiers are raping citizens, Western media is being flooded with reports of these heinous crimes taking place.
Liudmyla Denisova played a large role in the spreading of rape claims coming out of Ukraine, claiming last month the Ukrainian government received “more than 400 allegations of sexual violence, including rape, of Ukrainians by Russian soldiers in the space of two weeks.”
In the Ukrainian Parliament’s appeal to Denisova’s position as Human Rights Commissioner, the politicians accused her of looking to spread “scandalous” stories to news outlets instead of drawing attention to “the facts of crimes.”
According to hromadske.ua, the appeal reads, “Sexual crimes during the war are family tragedies, a difficult traumatic topic, not a topic for publications in the spirit of the ‘scandalous chronicle.’ We need to keep in mind the goal: to draw attention to the facts of crimes.”
While Denisova is being fired for failing to prove any cases of a Russian troop raping a Ukrainian citizen, the first trial for such a crime is just beginning.
In a bizarre story, a Russian soldier named Mikhail Romanov is accused of murdering a man and raping his wife in the Kyiv region of Ukraine.
Romanov is being charged for the alleged crimes despite authorities not knowing where he is or if he’s even alive.
“Even though the accused is not currently in our hands, he will not escape a fair trial and accountability before the law,” Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova said.
Since the suspect hasn’t been apprehended, a random Russian soldier who was said to have been part of a tank division that attacked towns and villages around Kyiv will be tried in his absence.
Even Yahoo News admitted, “Any conviction would likely be symbolic as Ukraine never captured Romanov.”
Yahoo also explained, “The account matches a previous incident described by prosecutors in March, which at the time was still under investigation. No suspect was named in the earlier account.”
So, Ukraine’s top human rights official has been fired for her lack of proof of rapes by Russian soldiers, and the first trial of a Russian soldier raping a citizen is a “symbolic” gesture regarding an unconfirmed incident.
This information will not prevent average citizens, the American media or establishment politicians in both political parties from regurgitating the unconfirmed claims of Russian troops raping people en masse.