Police register 414 cases of war crimes in Kherson region

15 November 2022, 06:52 PM
National Police, SBU now operating in Kherson, investigating collaborators, including police (Photo:mvs.gov.ua)

National Police, SBU now operating in Kherson, investigating collaborators, including police (Photo:mvs.gov.ua)

About 414 cases of war crimes have been registered by Ukrainian police in the liberated part of  Kherson Oblast, the head of Ukraine's national police, Ihor Klymenko, said on national television on Nov. 15.

He said up to 500 policemen are working in the city of Kherson now, and another 300 in the liberated part of the region on the western bank of the Dnipro River.

The National Police and Ukraine’s SBU security service are jointly working on exposing sabotage groups and networks in the liberated part of the Kherson Oblast and in the city.

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Also, the involvement of Kherson residents in organising pro-Russian rallies is being investigated.

Klimenko said that only a few policemen cooperated with the Russian-installed authorities during the occupation of Kherson.

"330 policemen of Kherson Oblast who refused to obey orders to leave the temporarily occupied oblast on March 31, were fired. But only a few of them worked for the Kremlin-puppet regime. We're investigating their conduct. Some of them have left with the occupying forces, some of them will be detained in near future. In total, up to 10 persons worked with occupying authorities," he said.

The Ukrainian Armed Forceson Nov. 11 entered the city of Kherson, which had been occupied from the very first days of the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine. Ukrainian flags are now again flying over the city and near the city administration.

It was reported the governor of the Oblast, the National Police and SBU are already working in the city. Ukrainian radio and television also have returned their broadcasting  to the region. The humanitarian situation in the city is still difficult, but aid is finally being delivered.

Ukrainian railways has promised to renew the rail link with the city as soon as possible.

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