At least nine torture chambers and over 400 bodies of murdered civilians have been found in Kherson Oblast, Ukrainian Prosecutor General Andriy Kostin said on national television on Nov. 24.
Kostin added the mine threat was still high as the retreating occupying forces laid mines in many places and buildings throughout the region.
Twelve joint prosecutorial and investigative groups are investigating Russian crimes in Kherson Oblast at the moment, the prosecutor general said.
At the beginning of November Russia was forced to order withdraw its troops from the western bank of the Dnipro River to save military personnel and equipment from destruction amid a successful Ukrainian counter-offensive in the south.
On Nov. 11, the Ukrainian forces entered the important southern regional capital of Kherson, and about 200 settlements were liberated in total.
The Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights, Dmytro Lubinets, soon reported that two torture chambers had found in Kherson. Tens of civilians had been held there. He said he was devastated by unseen scale of the torturing.
The Prosecutor General's office reported on Nov. 21 that four more torture chambers had been found in Kherson Oblast.