Since the beginning of de-occupation measures in Mykolayiv, Donetsk, Kherson and Kharkiv regions, police have found 1,116 bodies of civilians, the head of the Department of Organizational and Analytical Support and Operational Response of the National Police of Ukraine, Police Gen 3rd Rank Oleksiy Serheyev, has said at a briefing at the Military Media Center.
"Thirty-one of them are children. Yesterday the bodies of three people were found in Kherson Region," he added.
Investigators have documented 5,398 war crimes in the deoccupied areas. In total, since the beginning of the full-scale war, the police have opened more than 53,700 criminal proceedings over criminal offences committed by the Russian military and their accomplices.
Most proceedings (42,000) were initiated under Article 438 of the Criminal Code (violation of the laws and customs of war). More than 9,000 cases were opened under Article 110 of the Criminal Code (encroachment on the territorial integrity and inviolability of Ukraine).