1,200 war crimes recorded in Kyiv Oblast, Ukraine’s Interior Ministry says

5 April, 07:01 PM
The streets of Bucha after the liberation from occupation (Photo:REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra)

The streets of Bucha after the liberation from occupation (Photo:REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra)

Law enforcement officers have already recorded 1,200 war crimes in Kyiv Oblast, Ukraine’s Minister of Internal Affairs Denys Monastyrsky said on April 5.

“Over 600 saboteurs have been detained during the war,” Monastyrsky said on Ukrainian television. “More war crimes have been recorded in Kyiv Oblast – now there are 1,200 of them.”

The minister urged citizens not to rush back to liberated territories. There are many trip wires, unexploded mines and explosives left in cities and towns, he said.

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“Just the day before, employees of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine found and neutralized more than 5,000 such objects,” the minister said.

On April 2, 2022, the Mayor of Bucha, Kyiv Oblast, Anatoliy Fedoruk, said that after the city was liberated from Russian invaders, 280 people had been buried in mass graves. According to him, the streets of Bucha were “strewn with bodies.”

Prosecutor General of Ukraine Iryna Venediktova reported that 410 bodies of killed civilians were had been recovered in territory of Kyiv Oblast liberated from Russian invaders. President Volodymyr Zelensky has said the death toll could be much higher.

Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has urged the International Criminal Court and other international organizations to send missions to Bucha, Kyiv Oblast, to collect evidence of war crimes against the Ukrainian people.

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