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Bodies of 5 killed by Russians found in ‘torture chamber’ in Bucha: Ukraine official

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Ukraine’s Prosecutor General’s office reported on Monday finding the bodies of five men in the basement of a children’s health facility in the town of Bucha, adding that they were tortured and killed by Russia’s troops.

“Torture chamber was discovered in a children's sanatorium in Bucha by prosecutors and Kyiv Regional police officers,” prosecutor Iryna Venediktova said on Twitter.

She added: “We will establish all the circumstances of war crimes committed by the Russian Federation, the persons involved and bring them to justice.”

According to the Ukrainian Prosecutor General's office, the five men were “unarmed civilians” who were “beaten” and “killed” by “Russian soldiers.”

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Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Monday that Russians treated Ukrainians “worse than animals”, adding that he believed the atrocities committed in Bucha amounted to “genocide.”

“These are war crimes, and they will be recognized by the world as genocide. We are aware of thousands of people killed and tortured, with their limbs cut off. Raped women, murdered children. I believe this is genocide,” Zelenskyy said.

Meanwhile, the West has condemned Russia’s “war crimes” and the US announced that it will discuss with its allies how to hold Russian President Vladimir Putin accountable.

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