In the village of Grakovo in the Kharkiv region, liberated from the Russian occupation forces, two bodies of civilians with signs of torture were found. This was reported by the Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine on Facebook.
After the UAF entered the village, a local resident told the police that the Russian military had forced him to bury the bodies of two men.
Law enforcement officers found two corpses with gunshot wounds in the back of the head, and there were signs of torture on the bodies, the report says.
The Chuguev district prosecutor's office of the Kharkiv region opened a criminal case under the article on violation of the laws and customs of war and premeditated murder (part 2 of article 438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine). The bodies have been sent for a forensic medical examination.
Earlier, the head of the National Police in the Kiev region, Andrei Nebitov, said that the remains of at least two burnt people were found in a garage in Bucha. Local residents claim that the Russian military killed several civilians during the occupation. The world learned about the killings of civilians in Bucha on April 2. Then the journalists and the Ukrainian military entered the city liberated from Russian occupation and saw the streets strewn with corpses. Some of them had their hands tied behind their backs, some died from shots in the back of the head. The Insider talked to the residents of Bucha, and they told how the Russian military shot random passers-by, robbed houses and did not let them leave.
In July, the international human rights organization Human Rights Watch published a report on the war crimes of the Russian army in the occupied territories of southern Ukraine: in the Kherson and Zaporozhye regions. We are talking about torture, abduction and murder of civilians and prisoners of war. Human rights activists talked to dozens of people from Kherson, Melitopol, Berdyansk, Skadovsk and 10 other cities of Kherson and Zaporozhye regions. They described 42 cases where the Russian military may have been involved in the disappearance of civilians, many of whom had previously been tortured.