A Ukrainian prosecutor introduced Wednesday that eight extra struggle crimes instances have been filed in court docket as Kyiv seems to punish Russian troopers who “got here to rape, kill civilians, loot [and] humiliate.”
The brand new admissions are a part of greater than 16,000 investigations that Ukraine has opened into potential struggle crimes dedicated through the struggle, Reuters quoted Prosecutor Normal Iryna Venediktova as saying.
“Every single day we see a rise [in investigations],” she mentioned. “We’re speaking about individuals who did not simply come as army combatants… but in addition got here to rape, kill civilians, loot, humiliate and so forth.”
Russia continues to disclaim that its army has dedicated any struggle crimes, with Russian U.N. Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia telling the Safety Council Tuesday that he “categorically refuted” claims of sexual violence being carried out by the Russian army inside Ukraine, in line with Reuters.
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Within the first collection of Ukraine struggle crimes trials, two captured Russian troopers have been every been sentenced to 11.5 years in jail in late Could after pleading responsible to shelling a city in jap Ukraine.
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A 21-year-old Russian soldier additionally was handed a life sentence for capturing a 62-year-old man within the head within the early days of the struggle.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine started on Feb. 24 and has now lasted 105 days.