The burnt remains of two civilians, whose bodies have indications of torture, were left behind by Russian troops in Husarivka, near Izyum in Kharkiv oblast, the regional prosecutor’s office reported on April 23.
“On April 22, the charred bodies of a man and a woman were uncovered in a basement of one of the buildings in recently-liberated Husarivka; their corpses have signs of torture,” the message reads.
“It has been established that during their occupation of the village, Russian troops tortured them and then set their bodies on fire.”
The prosecutor’s office has opened a corresponding criminal case.
Russian war crimes against Ukrainian civilians have been well documented since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Multiple international war crimes investigations have been launched, and the Ukrainian government has recognized some acts, such as the atrocities committed in the Kyiv suburb of Bucha, to be genocide.