Most victims killed deliberately: 717 civilians shot dead in Kyiv region during Russian occupation

Most victims killed deliberately: 717 civilians shot dead in Kyiv region during Russian occupation

A total of 1,374 civilians were killed in the Kyiv region during Russian occupation, and 717 of them were shot dead with small arms.

The relevant statement was made by Head of the Main Directorate of the National Police of Ukraine in the Kyiv region Andrii Niebytov during a briefing at Media Center Ukraine -Ukrinform.

“A total of 1,374 bodies of victims were discovered. These are Ukrainian civilians who have been killed. Most importantly, 717 out of 1,374 victims were shot dead with small arms, i.e. most people were killed deliberately. A total of 340 people died from mine blast injuries, and the cause of death for 317 people was not established. They could have died naturally during occupation, or due to the lack of medical assistance,” Niebytov told.

In his words, during Russian occupation, 38 children were killed and 43 injured in the Kyiv region. A total of 195 bodies are remaining unidentified, and 279 people are considered missing.

According to Niebytov, following operational and investigative actions in the Kyiv region’s de-occupied areas, a total of 11,333 criminal proceedings were opened. Most of them are being investigated by the Security Service of Ukraine in accordance with Art. 438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (violation of laws and customs of war).

Forty-one persons have already been charged, and 34 cases are being heard in courts.

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