Ukraine registers 77,500 Russian war crimes and more than 300 indictees

Ukraine registers 77,500 Russian war crimes and more than 300 indictees

Ukraine has already registered 77,500 war crimes committed by Russian forces. on its territory, for which it already has more than 300 people indicted so farand will try to prove that it is an “act of genocide,” a source in the Prosecutor General’s Office said Thursday.

“We consider the crimes committed by the Russian invaders against the Ukrainian people from the perspective of genocide. As of today, we have already registered 77,500 war crimes in Ukraine,” he said tonight on TV Yuriy Belousov, a senior prosecutor dealing with war crimes.according to the local agency Ukrinform.

According to the Attorney General’s Office, “these crimes are united by the unbridled desire of the Russian leadership to to destroy Ukraine as an independent country, and Ukrainians, as a separate independent nation.”

And it is from that angle, Belousov added, that they are trying to analyze “these murders committed by the Russian Federation in Ukraine, facts of torture, sexual violence.”

According to the prosecutor, the latest video showing the execution of a possible Ukrainian soldier. “is more than just a crime, it is part of the overall criminal picture, a manifestation of the real attitude of Russians towards Ukrainians.”

“They want to destroy us physically. That is why I hope that Ukraine will be able to prove the crime of genocide in national and international courts,” he has insisted.

At the same time, he has pointed out that the attempt to prove the crime of genocide does not preclude bringing to justice the perpetrators of other international crimes.including crimes against humanity or crimes of aggression.

“Therefore, you must understand that we will not try only genocide. As of today, we already have more than 300 people indicted for war crimes committed in Ukraine. In addition, we have 647 people who are representatives of the highest Russian officials. Military political leadership, suspected of a crime of aggression,” the special prosecutor said.

According to data cited by the local agency, from the day of the Russian invasion on February 24 last year and until February 15, 2023, a total of 8,006 civilians, including 487 children, were killed in Ukraine. and 13,287 civilians were wounded, including 954 children.

However, he added that ehe actual number of civilian casualties “is much higher.” as many reports of alleged civilian deaths or injuries in certain cities and regions have yet to be verified.

Ukrainian border guards have been able to. Identify more than 10,000 people complicit in Russian war crimes.using the U.S.-based facial recognition tool Clearview AI, according to Ukrinform.

Kayleigh Williams