So far, experts have focused on four regions in their investigation – Kyiv, Chernihiv, Kharkiv and Sumy.
Genuine charges have been received in many other murder cases and are in the process of being filed.
The commission is currently investigating cases of such killings in 16 towns and hamlets.
Geneva: The team of experts appointed by the UN’s top human rights body to investigate human rights abuses in Ukraine said on Friday its preliminary investigation had found evidence of war crimes in Ukraine. the country. The Commission of Inquiry’s experts appointed by the UN Human Rights Council have so far focused their investigation on four regions: Kyiv, Chernihiv, Kharkiv and Sumy.
Nearly seven months after Russia launched its attack on Ukraine, experts in their study refer to conversations with previously detained people who were assaulted, electrocuted and forcibly stripped naked in Russian detention centers.
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Commission chairman Eric Moose said: “In the areas we visited large numbers of people were killed. The commission is currently investigating cases of such killings in 16 towns and hamlets.
Moose said his team had received information about genuine allegations from several other murder cases and were in the process of recording them. He said investigators visited 27 towns, settlements, cemeteries and torture centers, interviewed more than 150 victims and witnesses, and met with social groups and government officials.
“Based on the evidence compiled by the commission, it was concluded that war crimes were committed in Ukraine,” Moose said, although he did not specify which side of the war committed the alleged crimes. . Moose said the team also investigated two incidents of mistreatment of Russian soldiers by Ukrainian forces. He said there have also been reports of sexual or sexual offenses committed by Russian soldiers with people between the ages of 4 and 82 and the number of these soldiers is unclear.
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