Currently, prosecutors are providing procedural guidance regarding nearly 14,500 crimes involving violations of the laws and customs of war (Article 438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine), which are being examined by investigators from the Security Service of Ukraine and the police, says Oleksandr Filchakov, head of the Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor’s Office.

Kharkiv region ranks second in terms of such indicators after Donetsk region.

“The Russians want to leave us without homes, without light, water, heat, medical care, and our children without education, and are trying to erase our historical culture, national identity and traditions forever,” he added.

Prosecutors and investigators have established 16 cases of rape of Ukrainian women by the Russian military during the armed conflict in Kharkiv region. All the women were of different ages: the youngest girl was 16 years old, the oldest was 73 years old.

The Russian president is officially a suspect in another international crime – the deportation of Ukrainian children.

“By kidnapping Ukrainian children, the aggressor state is trying to deprive us of our future. Unfortunately, these facts have not passed our region by. We are aware of 561 children being taken from the region to the Russian Federation or the temporarily occupied territories, 218 of whom have returned to Ukraine, 118 are in Russia with relatives and 225 are being located. The fact of the forced removal of 13 pupils of the Kupiansk Special School to a boarding school in Perevalsk, Luhansk region, which has been a temporarily occupied territory since 2014, has been established,” stated the head of the regional prosecutor’s office.

See also

  • Prosecutors identified a Russian lieutenant colonel responsible for torturing Ukrainians. The lieutenant colonel with the call sign “Sailor” led the military of the 30th motorized rifle brigade of the Central District of the Russian Federation in the occupied Pisky-Radkivsky village, Izium district He ordered the torture of Ukrainian anti-terrorist operation veterans and civilians.
  • 23 torture chambers discovered in Kharkiv Oblast. The Russian invaders also organized mass graves of Ukrainian citizens to conceal the crimes. After the de-occupation process, the bodies of 679 people were exhumed in the region, 451 in Izium and 105 in other districts of Kharkiv region.
  • Russian pilot sentenced to 12 years imprisonment for bombing Kharkiv. A Su-34 pilot of the Russian Armed Forces who carried out air strikes on civilian infrastructure was found guilty of violating the laws and customs of war.