Shocked and condemned: the EU reacted to the atrocities of the occupiers in Izyum  News of Kharkiv and Ukraine

Shocked and condemned: the EU reacted to the atrocities of the occupiers in Izyum News of Kharkiv and Ukraine

Vice President of the European Commission, High Representative of the EU for foreign and security policy Josep Borrell condemns the atrocities of the Russian military in Izyum in the Kharkiv Region and supports the prosecution of Russia’s political leadership. UNIAN writes about this with reference to Borrell’s statement on the website of the European External Action Service.

“The European Union is deeply shocked by the mass graves discovered by the Ukrainian authorities of more than 440 bodies in Izyum, a city recently liberated from the invading Russian forces. We also condemn atrocities in the most severe manner,” Borrell emphasizes.

The high representative of the EU emphasized that Russia’s aggressive war against Ukraine leaves a bloody trail and destruction throughout Ukraine. “Thousands of civilians have already been killed, many more subjected to torture, persecution, sexual violence, abduction or forced displacement. This inhumane behavior of the Russian forces, with complete disregard for international humanitarian law and the Geneva Conventions, must stop immediately,” Borrell stressed.

He also stated that Russia, its political leadership and all those involved in the current violations of international law and international humanitarian law in Ukraine should be held accountable. “The EU supports all efforts in this regard,” Borrell said.

On September 14, President Volodymyr Zelenskyi announced that almost all of Kharkiv region was freed from the Russian invaders, and about 150,000 Ukrainians lived under occupation for more than five months.

Today, September 16, the head of the National Police, Ihor Klymenko, said that 10 torture chambers were found in the de-occupied territories of the Kharkiv region.

Also, approximately 445 burials of civilians were discovered near the occupied city of Izyum.

As the head of Kharkiv OVA Oleg Sinegubov stated, among the bodies that were exhumed at the mass burial site in Izyum, 99% showed signs of violent death.

According to Oleg Kotenko, the Commissioner for Missing Persons under Special Circumstances, five cemeteries were found in the Izyum district, where civilians and military personnel killed as a result of Russian aggression are buried.

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