(FiveNation.com)- Photographs documenting war crimes under Putin form Russian soldiers were allegedly released by a Ukrainian official, according to Newsweek. The photos released document torture rooms in a village in the country’s Kharkiv region, which has recently been mostly recaptured by Ukraine after Russians took the territory earlier in the “special military campaign” launched on February 24.
Photos were shared by Anton Gerashchenko, serving as an advisor to the minister of internal affairs of Ukraine. The photos allegedly indicate that torture was used in the village of Pisky-Radkivski.
One photograph showed a gas mask, which was reportedly used for torture and another showed a box of teeth allegedly pulled from victims’ mouths. Evidence was also found of victims being buried alive in the village.
“Investigators found a torture room in Pisky-Radkivski village, Kharkiv region. Tortures such as being buried alive and putting a burning rug into a gas mask were reported. A box with torn out teeth implants was also found,” Gerashchenko tweeted.
Investigators found a torture room in Pisky-Radkivski village, Kharkiv region.
Tortures such as being buried alive and putting a burning rug into a gas mask were reported.
A box with torn out teeth implants was also found.
📷: Serhii Bolvinov, head Investigator, Kharkiv Police pic.twitter.com/tTXQ4egR7g
— Anton Gerashchenko (@Gerashchenko_en) October 4, 2022
The torture chamber was reportedly found by the National Police of Ukraine.
“Another torture chamber of the Russian occupiers. After the deoccupation, our police officers document here the war crimes of the ‘liberators’ army. When Russian servicemen entered the village, they drove the locals out of their homes and settled there themselves,” the Telegram post by the police said.
Russian troops also looted houses just outside the village, according to Ukrainian police, who added that details of the victims of the alleged torture remain unknown.
Ukraine has called for a “Nuremberg-style” trial against Russia during the United Nations General Assembly in September. Russia has been accused of perpetuating war crimes since the start of the war and has since been investigated for them.
One man told Ukrainian media that he was physically and psychologically tortured in another village in the Kharkiv region, where he was beaten before being sent to a torture chamber.
At least 10 chambers have reportedly been discovered in the town of Izium, which was recaptured and liberated by Ukraine in September.