Russian invaders committed more than 9,000 war crimes in Bucha district, Kyiv region.
According to Prosecutor General of Ukraine Andriy Kostin, “over 9,000 war crimes were committed in Bucha district during 33 days of occupation. Terrible numbers… More than 270 crimes per day. More than 1,400 civilians were killed. Many of them were tortured. Thirty-seven children were killed, 52 children were injured,” the Prosecutor General’s Office posted on Telegram.
Over the past year, Kostin emphasized, the prosecutor’s office brought charges against nearly 100 Russian service members. Indictments against 35 of them were sent to court. Among them is a colonel-general, commander of Russia’s central military district, who directly led the seizure of Sumy, Chernihiv, and Kyiv regions.
Two Russian servicemen were sentenced to 12 years in prison for unlawful detention of civilians and looting, the Prosecutor General noted.
In his opinion, “all these crimes are not a coincidence. They are part of Russia’s planned strategy aimed at destroying Ukraine as a state and Ukrainians as a nation.”
“We will not stop until all the organizers and perpetrators of war crimes are brought to justice.
Today, we are holding another round of discussions with international partners, dedicated to building a network of comprehensive liability for international crimes,” Kostin stressed.