Posted by Ian M on November 30, 2022, 6:06 pm, in reply to "Russian soldiers wives encourage them to rape Ukrainian women"
Don't know what Zelenska's source is for these absurd, dehumanising claims, but allegations of rape as a weapon of war in Ukraine have already been exposed as false, with disgraced human rights ombudsman Lyudmila Denisova already sacked for making lurid, evidence-free claims of mass rapes, including the rape of children by Russian soldiers: |
'Patten consulted Ukrainian official who admitted fabricating Russian rape rampage to encourage “victory for Ukraine”
Though Patten did not identify the NGOs that provided her with testimony, she referred to a meeting with “the office of the ombudsman for human rights, although she was removed from office last week.”
That envoy was Lyudmila Denisova, Ukraine’s human rights commissioner who was fired this spring for falsifying stories of horrific sexual abuse by Russian soldiers, admitting she did so “because she wants victory for Ukraine.” Among the most infamous of her claims: a Russian soldier raping a six-month-old girl with a teaspoon.
The role of Denisova in shaping Patten’s narrative was just one of many red flags fluttering over her claims of a Viagra-fueled rape epidemic.
There have been two instances of media reports mentioning the term “Viagra” in cases of alleged rape in Ukraine, yet both of them raise separate issues with Patten’s narrative. The first is a BBC report from April in which a 50-year-old woman claims she was raped by a Chechen and “saved” by Russian soldiers, which contradicts the notion that rape is being encouraged by the Russian military. The second, from May, was more speculative. In a Sky News interview, a Ukrainian woman claimed she was raped by a man who she somehow knew to be “19-years-old but so aggressive — I don’t know, did he take Viagra or maybe some drugs?”
Why a 19-year-old male might find himself in need of drugs for erectile dysfunction is anyone’s guess.
During her June speech at the US Institute of Peace, Patten acknowledged that “the level of the reports — the credibility — the sources of the reports also vary. They have also indicated that many reports are also anonymous, coming through hotlines manned by agencies like UNFPA and others.”
Patten did not say what those other agencies fielding testimonies were. It is known, however, that the disgraced former Ukrainian human rights commissioner Denisova had personally established a 24-hour hotline that produced a steady stream of stories that journalists found to be impossible to corroborate.
Further, Patten not only acknowledged a working relationship with Denisova, her fellow fabulist, she noted that she had signed a framework of cooperation with the government of Ukraine to enable a “coordination of efforts.” As part of the partnership, Patten was fed phony testimonies of a Viagra fueled Russian rampage in the presence of the Deputy Prime Minister and Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine – a fact she admitted only under pressure from the pranksters Vovan and Lexus.' - https://thegrayzone.com/2022/11/13/un-envoy-fabricating-viagra-russian/
GZ's source is this article from Pravda Ukraine: https://www.pravda.com.ua/rus/articles/2022/06/27/7354838/ (needs translating, eg: with https://www.deepl.com/translator ) Key passage:
'To find out where Denisova gets her stories from, prosecutors summoned her for questioning as a witness. But in the office of law enforcement officers, the official was reticent. She could not name the source of her data.
Later, during the second interrogation, just before her release, Denisova admitted that she had learned everything from her daughter. But she could not remember whether she talked to other psychologists of the hotline.
Oleksandra Kvitko [the daughter] was also called for questioning several times. According to the UP, the psychologist assured that in a month and a half her hotline had received about 1040 calls. Of these, 450 concerned the rape of children.
However, when prosecutors took an official statement, it turned out that during the entire time the phone had received only 92 calls.
Kvitko could not provide any details: who called her, to which doctors she referred the victims. Nothing that would indicate that these victims really existed.
But the psychologist said that she told her mother the stories "at tea".
According to the UP source, after the interrogation, Denisova herself repeated to prosecutors the same mantra that her subordinates had heard from her. When the camera was turned off, she explained: she told these horrible stories because she wants victory for Ukraine.'
Of course the BBC lapped all of this up (from 4:10):
Don't believe a word of it unless they provide rock solid evidence.
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