French gendarmes in Ukraine to help probe into Russian war crimes near Kyiv

11 April, 03:37 PM
The world saw the atrocities of the Russian military after they left the captured settlements near Kyiv (Photo:Zohra Bensemra/Reuters)

The world saw the atrocities of the Russian military after they left the captured settlements near Kyiv (Photo:Zohra Bensemra/Reuters)

A team of gendarmes from France has arrived in Ukraine to investigate the war crimes of the Russian military in the Kyiv Oblast, announced the French Ambassador to Ukraine Etienne de Poncins on Twitter.

 “We are proud to welcome in Lviv a unit of technical and scientific gendarmes who arrived to help their Ukrainian counterparts in the investigation of war crimes committed around Kyiv,” he wrote on his Twitter account.

The diplomat noted that France is the first country to provide such assistance, and specified that the gendarmes would start work on April 12.

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Ukrainian law enforcers have confirmed the death of 1,222 residents of the Kyiv Oblast who died as a result of the invasion of the Russian military.

After the retreat of the occupiers from the Kyiv Oblast, the world saw the extent of the atrocities they committed, with hundreds of people falling victim. Bodies of civilians tortured and killed by Russians were found in the towns of Bucha, Irpin, and along the Zhytomyr highway to the west of the capital.

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