Ukraine identifies three Russian officers for torture and murder in Mykolaiv Oblast

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Employees of Ukraine’s Defense Intelligence (HUR), along with Ukrainian law enforcement officers, identified three Russian army officers who brutally tortured and killed a civilian in Mykolaiv Oblast, HUR reported on Telegram on May 28.

Russian soldiers shot and killed a 53-year-old local man in one of the settlements of the Snihurivka district of Mykolaiv Oblast in March 2022. The perpetrators severely tortured the man before killing him, according to the HUR.

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The murder and torture of the civilian were discovered by investigators from the National Police of Ukraine, who found an audio recording of an intercepted conversation by Russian soldiers. They subsequently identified the war criminals as three officers of the Russian Armed Forces who were in the Snihurivka district at the time of the crime.

Law enforcement officers have charged the Russians with torture and premeditated murder.

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Ukraine's Prosecutor General Andriy Kostin said earlier that Ukrainian law enforcers had identified 357 Russian soldiers and representatives of the occupation authorities suspected of committing war crimes.

The Russian soldiers are suspected of committing premeditated murders, torture, and ill-treatment of civilians and prisoners of war. Of these, 83 have already been convicted.

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Kostin noted that the actual number of such war criminals is much higher, but collecting information is complicated for several reasons, including crimes committed in occupied territories.

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