Ukraine’s national police have been investigating the deaths of more than 12,000 civilians since the Russian offensive began in February.
“Many of the dead were lying on the streets in Bocha, Arpin, Gostommel, Borodinka – snipers shot them with tanks, armored aircraft, despite the Russian army forcing people to wear them,” Igor said. Klemenko, Chief of National Police, Interfax – told Ukraine News Agency.
“It’s a civilian population, people had nothing to do with the military or law enforcement,” he added.
About 1,200 civilian bodies remain to be identified across the country, Klemenko said.
“It’s a long process, a lot of work, because a lot of the bodies are rotting,” he said.
On the outskirts of Kyiv, police on the outskirts of the capital continue the vicious cycle of compiling a list of civilians apparently killed in Russian war crimes.
“Knee-high bullets tell us that people were tortured,” Kyiv Regional Police Chief Andrei Nabitov said on Monday. Hands tied with tape behind the back say people were caught. [hostage] And for a long time [enemy forces] Tried to get any information from them. “
So far, 1,316 bodies have been recovered from the area, but investigators in white Hazmat suits continued to exhume mass graves in the woods outside the northern suburbs of Bocha on Monday.
According to Nabitov, seven more bodies were exhumed Monday, with both hands tied and bullet wounds to the knees and head.
Like the war, investigations are ongoing. But Ukrainian prosecutors have already begun bringing war crimes cases against captured Russian soldiers.
Last month, a Ukrainian court sentenced 21-year-old Russian soldier Vadim Shishimarin to life in prison for killing an unarmed civilian in the early days of the attack.
Shortly afterwards, two more arrested Russian soldiers were sentenced to 11 years in prison for allegedly shelling a Ukrainian town, although prosecutors say no one was killed in the bombing.
Post with wires