The Russian army committed more than 9,000 war crimes during the occupation of the Bucha District of Kyiv Region, resulting in the deaths of 1,700 civilians. About 700 people were killed in Bucha, Prosecutor General Andriy Kostin told Congressmen Michael McCaul, Darrell Issa, Keith Self, Jake Ells and Max Miller during a visit to Bucha.
They visited the sites of mass crimes and met with survivors of the occupation.
"After the liberation, we discovered mass graves with mutilated bodies of men, women, and children. Torture, murder, sexual violence. This is the true face of the "Russian world" and the Russian regime, which is based on a complete disregard for the principles of human rights and humanitarian law," Kostin said.
So far, 91 Russian servicemen involved in these crimes have been identified. Steps are being taken to bring all those involved to justice.
The Prosecutor General thanked the congressmen for the U.S. position on Ukraine's sovereignty, territorial integrity and freedom.
"We count on support in establishing an international tribunal to bring the Russian leadership to justice. Justice for the victims of war is justice for the world," said the Prosecutor General.