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Ukraine accuses Russians of executing civilians in Kharkiv

Ukraine's interior ministry today accused the Russian military of arbitrarily detaining and executing civilians in the town of Vovchansk in northeastern Ukraine's Kharkiv region, where Russia has been waging an offensive for a week. “The Russian military, who are trying to gain a foothold in the city, are not allowing residents to leave: they have started abducting people,” Interior Minister Igor Klimenko said in a Telegram post, citing “operational information.” Klimenko also said there were reports of “first executions by rifle shooting of civilians” by the Russian military. “Resident of Vovchansk tried to escape on foot, refusing to follow the commands of the invaders. The Russians killed him,” noted the minister, who added that Ukrainian police had launched a “war crimes” investigation. Russia denies wrongdoing AFP was unable to independently confirm the allegations. Russia has not yet reacted to these statements. The Russian military has been accused of […]
Source: News Beast

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