Georgian President Salome Zourabichvili on Sunday condemned “in the strongest terms” the atrocities committed by Russia in Izium.
“These war crimes must be answered by justice. Ukraine will not fall, and peace will prevail,” the president tweeted.
— Salome Zourabichvili (@Zourabichvili_S) September 18, 2022
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Saturday stated that investigators found new evidence of torture used against some soldiers buried near Izium. Zelenskiy said authorities had found a mass grave containing the bodies of 17 soldiers in Izium, some of which he said bore signs of torture.
Ukrainian officials said last week they had found 440 bodies in the woodlands near Izium. They said most of the dead were civilians, and that the site proved war crimes had been committed by Russian invaders who occupied the area for months, Reuters reported.