Officials Discover ‘Torture Chamber’ Where Ukrainian Civilians Were Killed
- “Prosecutors together with police officers of Kyiv region found a torture chamber in the city of Bucha,” an official post said.
- The bodies of five men were found with their hands tied in the basement of a “children’s sanatorium.”
- The Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine is investigating the men’s deaths as war crimes.
The bodies of five men with their hands bound were found in a “torture chamber” in Bucha, officials from the Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine said in a Facebook post.
“Under the proceedings of the Kyiv Regional Prosecutor’s Office and surrounding Prosecutors’ Offices of the Kyiv region, criminal proceedings are being investigated for violations of laws and customs of war (article 438 BC of The Ukrainian Constitution),” the post read. “Prosecutors together with police officers of Kyiv region found a torture chamber in the city of Bucha.”
The bodies of the men were found in the basement of a “children’s sanatorium,” the statement said. Their deaths are being investigated as a war crime.
“Soldiers of the Russian armed forces tortured and then killed unarmed civilians,” the post continued, adding that prosecutors and police are investigating the crime. “All measures are taken to determine the circumstances of every war crime and person involved in the Russian aggression in order to bring them to justice.”
Bucha, a suburb of Kyiv, was under Russian military control for weeks, the Kyiv Independent reported and, as the town has been retaken, the bodies of hundreds of civilians have been found.
Translations by Nikita Ilyich Angarski.