The Ukrainian public prosecutor’s office announced on Monday 21 November that it had discovered four “torture sites” used by the Russians in Kherson during their occupation of this southern Ukrainian city until it was recaptured by troops from kyiv on 11 November.
“In Kherson, prosecutors continue to establish Russia’s crimes: torture sites have been established in four buildings”said the Ukrainian prosecutor’s office on Telegram.
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According to the prosecutor’s office, Ukrainian investigators went to ” four “ buildings, including “pre-trial detention centers” pre-war, “where, during the capture of the city, the occupiers illegally detained people and brutally tortured them”.
“Pieces of rubber truncheons, a wooden bat, a device used by the occupiers to shock civilians, an incandescent lamp and bullets […] were seized”added the same source, ten days after the recapture of Kherson by the Ukrainian army.
“Work to establish the locations of chambers for the illegal torture and detention of people continues”said the Ukrainian general prosecutor’s office, specifying that it also wanted “identify all victims”.
After the liberation of Kherson, “the war continues” for Ukraine
Since the liberation of Kherson on November 11, kyiv has repeatedly denounced the “war crimes” and the “atrocities” Russians in the Kherson region.
Moscow has, at this stage, not reacted to these accusations.