Russian troops committed reckless shootings and torture near Kyiv

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Amnesty International said there was compelling evidence that Russian troops had committed war crimes, including extrajudicial executions of civilians, in the Kyiv area in February and March.

Russian Troops
Zohra Bensemra, Reuters Photo.

Civilians also suffered abuses such as “reckless shootings and torture” at the hands of Russian forces when they occupied an area outside Ukraine’s capital, including the town of Bucha, in the early stages of the invasion, the rights group said in a report.

Donatella Rovera, Amnesty’s senior crisis response adviser, said: These are not isolated incidents. These are very much part of a pattern wherever Russian forces were in control of a town or a village.