A woman has been added to an international wanted list after she was recorded approving her husband, a Russian soldier, to rape Ukrainian women during Vladimir Putin's invasion, Daily Star reported.

The woman, who the Ukrainian authorities believe to be Olga Bykovskaya, has been added to national, interstate, and worldwide wanted lists.

Law enforcement officers looked into her after it came to light that she was the one telling her husband to rape occupied Ukrainians, as long as he didn't tell her and used protection.

The pre-trial investigation was concluded by the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU).

A clear violation of the Geneva Convention, specifically Article 27.2 of the Convention on the Protection of the Civilian Population in Times of War, has been made by the woman's actions.

Detention was chosen as a preventive measure that can be used following her arrest since she could receive a term of up to 12 years in prison.

In April, the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) released a clip from an intercepted phone call between a couple, who were later identified as Roman Bykovsky and his wife Olga Bykovskaya.

In it, the woman believed to be Olga says, "So yeah, do it over there. Ukrainian women there. Rape them. Yeah. Don't tell me anything, understand."

Then, a voice that is thought to be Roman Bykovsky's is heard saying, 'Uh-huh.'

'So I should rape and not tell you anything,' he asks.

'Yes, so that I wouldn't know anything,' the women's voice says before they are both heard laughing this time. 'Why do you ask?' she adds.

'Can I really?' he asks again.

'Yeah, I allow you,' she says, with a giggle. '

Just use protection,' she adds.

Roman and Olga were identified by investigative journalists at Radio Liberty working with Ukrainian law enforcement.

The two phone numbers were found to be linked to two accounts on Russia's VKontakte social network, belonging to the couple.

Roman's account was private while Olga's was open.

Investigators discovered pictures of Roman wearing a uniform on the accounts of his friends and relatives even if his account was private.

It was worked out by investigators that the couple had a kid together and had traveled to the Crimean peninsula, which is held by Russia, sometime around 2018, with Roman serving in the army.

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