The executive director of a Ukrainian LGBTQ and intersex rights group on Tuesday said a group of unknown people attacked one of their community centers.
Insight Executive Director Olena Shevchenko told the Washington Blade the people who attacked her organization’s community center in Lutsk, a city in northwestern Ukraine, destroyed a door at the entrance.
Shevchenko also said the assailants destroyed equipment that was inside. “We don’t know who it was,” said Shevchenko. Shevchenko told the Blade that she and her colleagues notified the police. “We still don’t know how they will qualify this attack,” said Shevchenko. “We still don’t have a law on hate crimes.” Russia on Feb.
24, 2022, launched its war against Ukraine. Insight is among the many Ukrainian advocacy groups that have continued to work inside the country since the war began.