Prosecutor General of Ukraine: over 400 bodies of civilians found on liberated territories of Kherson region

Over 400 bodies of civilians have been found on the Kherson region territories liberated from Russian troops, Prosecutor General of Ukraine Andriy Kostin says.

“According to the Prosecutor General Office, the presence of nine torture chambers on the liberated territory of the Kherson region has been confirmed. Also, 432 bodies of murdered civilians have been found,” Ukraine’s news agency Interfax-Ukraine quotes Kostin’s words.

He says that the mine threat on the liberated territories remains at high level. “Many territories and buildings are still mined. Also, the aggressor continues mortar attacks,” he claims.

According to the Prosecutor General, 12 joint investigative teams are working on the territory of the Kherson region. They will soon be joined by specialists from the Prosecutor General Office.

On 17 November, the National Police of Ukraine reported that law enforcement agents had discovered bodies of 991 civilians killed during Russian occupation on the liberated territories of the Donetsk, Mykolaiv, Kharkiv, and Kherson regions. On the same day, Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, Denys Monastyrskyi, said bodies of 63 torture victims had been found in the areas of the Kherson region liberated from Russian forces.

On 11 November, Ukraine’s Armed Forces took back control over the city of Kherson. The next day, the regional military administration, police, and Security Service of Ukraine resumed work in the city. At the time, around 200 policemen were operating in Kherson, and security checkpoints were set up around the city. The police were taking records of the crimes committed by Russian occupation “authorities”.

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