Prosecutors opened 5079 criminal proceedings on the facts of torture and other inhuman treatment by the Russian military in Ukraine, according to the response of the Prosecutor General's Office to the information request from the ZMINA Human Rights Centre.
54 places of cruel treatment of the population, the so-called torture chambers, were found in the de-occupied territories of Ukraine after the retreat of the Russians.
Currently, pre-trial investigations are underway in 855 criminal proceedings on war crimes against children related to the armed aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, including 10 on the facts of sexual violence. In total, prosecutors are investigating 2415 proceedings on crimes committed against children and in the child protection sphere.
As of 19 December, 54,607 crimes related to the aggression of the Russian Federation were registered in the Unified Register of Pre-Trial Investigations, including 52,879 for violation of the laws and customs of war (Article 438 of the Criminal Code).
Earlier it was also reported that since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of Russia, law enforcement agencies had established 154 facts of sexual violence committed by Russian servicemen against women, children and men on the territory of Ukraine.
As a result of the pre-trial investigation, six Russian servicemen were served notices of suspicion.
- Rinat Khakimyanov and Arslan Salikhov, who are suspected of raping a pregnant woman in Kyiv Region;
- Bulat Fassakhov, suspected of rape in Kyiv Region, which lasted several days;
- Mikhail Romanov, who is suspected of raping a woman in the village of Shevchenkove in the Kyiv Region. This case was one of the first of its kind to be reported in the media.
In Kharkiv Region alone, 2316 war crimes of Russians have been recorded since the beginning of de-occupation.