“Abyss of fear and wild lawlessness.” Atrocities committed by russians in Kyiv region drawn global outrage – Human Rights

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Human Rights Watch documented russian crimes in southern Ukraine: torture, inhumane treatment, arbitrary detention, and unlawful confinement of civilians.

“russian forces have turned occupied areas of southern Ukraine into an abyss of fear and wild lawlessness…Torture, inhumane treatment, as well as arbitrary detention and unlawful confinement of civilians, are among the apparent war crimes we have documented,” said Yulia Gorbunova, senior Ukraine researcher at Human Rights Watch.

Atrocities committed by russian forces in Kyiv region have already drawn global outrage, but the report by Human Rights Watch casts a spotlight on the south of the country, where the russian occupation forces tightly control access and information.

“People interviewed described being tortured, or witnessing torture, through prolonged beatings and in some cases electric shocks,” the report said, adding that injuries included severe burns; cuts; concussions; broken teeth; broken bones, including ribs; and broken blood vessels.

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