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Ukrainian Girls Cut Their Hair to Be ‘Less Attractive’ and Avoid Getting Raped by Russian Soldiers, Official Says



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Girls in Ukraine cut their hair to be “less attractive” so they wouldn’t get raped by Russian soldiers who were occupying their town, a local official said in a recent interview.

Gruesome reports of rape have emerged since the start of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24.

Last month, officials said they were investigating allegations of a woman from a village outside Kyiv who said Russian soldiers had killed her husband and then repeatedly raped her while her four-year-old son cried in the other room.

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