Authorities find 63 bodies of residents tortured by Russian forces in Kherson Oblast
Law enforcement officers opened 436 criminal proceedings (Photo:Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters)
Law enforcement officers have already discovered the bodies of 63 people who are believed to have been tortured by Russian occupation forces in Kherson Oblast, Minister of Internal Affairs Denys Monastyrskyy said on national TV on Nov. 17. The remains are being exhumed for further investigation, he added.
“So far, 63 bodies (of the tortured) have been found throughout the entire territory of Kherson Oblast, but we must understand that the search has only begun,” Monastyrskyy explained.
“We understand that the months the Russian orcs were there, they did not ignore settlements and peaceful citizens, so we expect to find many more places of torture and graves of the victims of such crimes.”
436 criminal proceedings have been opened as a result of the detection of the first signs of war crimes in Kherson Oblast, according to Monastyrskyy. The Minister also said that Ukrainian law enforcers have found 11 prisons, used by the occupiers, so far. Four of them bear clear evidence of torture.
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