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Ukraine says 26 bodies were found in 2 destroyed buildings near kyiv


Ukraine’s prosecutor general has accused Russian forces of “killing and torturing” civilians.

Kyiv:

Ukraine announced on Thursday that it had recovered 26 bodies from under two destroyed buildings in the town of Borodianka, northwest of kyiv, again accusing Moscow of targeting civilian areas.

“Only in the rubble of two buildings, 26 bodies were found,” Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova said on Facebook. “Only the civilian population was targeted: there is no military site here,” she said, adding that it was “impossible to predict” how many dead there were still at the site.

Venediktova said the Russians used cluster bombs and heavy multiple rocket launchers “which bring death and destruction”.

“Evidence of war crimes by Russian forces is at every turn,” she wrote.

“The enemy treacherously shelled residential infrastructure in the evening, when there were maximum people at home,” Venediktova said. “Their only target was the civilian population, there are no military installations around here.”

She accused Russian forces of engaging in “murders, tortures and beatings” of civilians, as well as sexual assaults.

Venediktova said Ukrainian law enforcement was collecting evidence from Borodianka for local and international courts.

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