Kuleba says torture chambers and mass graves could be found in Kherson
The flag of Ukraine in the center of Kherson (Photo:most.ks.ua)
After the liberation of Kherson, Ukraine may find evidence of new war crimes committed by the Russian invaders, as was the case after the liberation of Kyiv and Kharkiv oblasts, Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has said, U.S. television channel CNBC News reported on Nov. 12.
Ukraine keeps winning battles on the ground, but the war goes on, Kuleba said during a visit to Cambodia, where the summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is being held.
“Every time we liberate a part of our territory, when we enter a city liberated from the Russian army, we find torture chambers and mass burial sites with civilians tortured and killed by the Russian army during the occupation of these territories,” Kuleba said.
“It is not easy to talk to such people,” he added, but every war ends with diplomacy, “and Russia should approach negotiations in good faith.”
Vitaliy Kim, the head of Mykolaiv Oblast, announced on Nov. 11 that almost the entire region has been liberated from the Russian troops, only a part of the Kinburn spit remains under occupation. A Russian torture chamber was discovered in the liberated village of Snihurivka, according to police.
The Armed Forces entered the city of Kherson on Nov. 11, which had been occupied since the first days of Russia's full-scale war against Ukraine. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has confirmed that the Armed Forces of Ukraine are liberating the city. According to him, Kherson has not yet been completely cleared of Russian invaders.
The Ministry of Defense says that clearing the city may take several weeks.
In total, as of the morning of Nov. 12, the Armed Forces of Ukraine have liberated more than 3,000 square kilometers in the south of the country. According to the General Staff, Ukrainian forces have already reached the Dnipro River in some areas of Kherson Oblast.
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