Amnesty says evidence shows Russian troops committed war crimes near Kyiv – World

Amnesty International said on Friday that there was strong evidence that Russian troops had committed war crimes, including: extrajudicial execution When civilians occupied areas outside the Ukrainian capital in February and March.

The human rights group said in a report that civilians who failed air strikes on Kyiv in the early stages of the invasion, launched by the Kremlin on February 24, were also subjected to “reckless shooting and torture” at the hands of Russian forces, the human rights group said.

“These are not isolated incidents. This is part of the pattern in which Russian forces are taking control of a village or village.

She said the information the group has collected “we hope that someday, if not today, it can be used to hold the perpetrators accountable.”

Russia, which calls the invasion a “special operation” to disarm Ukraine and protect it from fascists, denies the military abusive. Kyiv and its Western supporters say the fascist claims are false excuses for an unprovoked war of aggression.

Ukrainian authorities say they are investigating more than 9,000 potential war crimes by the Russian military. The International Criminal Court is also investigating allegations of war crimes.

The Amnesty report is the most recent report documenting allegations of war crimes committed by Russian forces when Ukrainian authorities captured an area northwest of Kyiv, including the town of Bucha, where Ukrainian authorities said more than 400 civilians were killed.

Moscow withdrew its troops in early April.

‘illegal murder’

The report concluded that the Russian military had committed “many overt war crimes” in the secondary, including “a number of illegal murders”, most of them near the intersection of Jablunska and Bodoprovidna streets.

all Reuters An investigation released on Thursday documented clues to the identities of individual Russian soldiers and troops in Bucha, including testimony and evidence focused on Yablunska Street.

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The unit includes the 76th Guards Airstrike Division, which Amnesty reports say was also in the city.

Rovera said Bucha Amnesty had collected factory-produced Bucha armor-piercing bullets and shell cases for rifles used only by the elite Russian paratroopers, which have been identified in Bucha Amnesty’s in Tula, south of Moscow.

“We were also able to find and view military documents stating that there were special forces at the site where these crimes were committed,” she said.

Amnesty said it had recorded 22 unlawful killings by Russian forces in Bucha and nearby areas, “mostly obvious extrajudicial executions”.

questioner Reuters Ahead of an Amnesty report on Russia’s side operations, Kremlin spokeswoman Dmitry Peskov said: “The side story is a setting and a fake.”

In its report, Amnesty said the Russian airstrike that struck eight residential buildings in the village of Borodyanka on 1-2 March, killing at least 40 civilians, was “an unusual, indiscriminate and overt war crime”.

“The Russian military cannot reliably claim that the targeted building was unaware that civilians were living there,” he said.