The National Police of Ukraine Saturday reported that at least 32 people in the southern Ukrainian region of Kherson have been killed by Russian shelling since pro-Moscow forces pulled out two weeks ago.
Head of Police Ihor Volodymyrovych Klymenko said civilians are evacuating the region in order to find refuge in safer areas in the state. The First Deputy Minister and Head of the State Migration Service visited Kherson to monitor the implementation of stabilization measures. They held operation meetings in response to the sounds of explosions. 44 police patrols have been lined up, making use of the 850 police officers currently serving in the Kherson territory. Klymenko discussed the difficulty of securing the region, given the extent of explosive mines that have been deployed in the region, noting that “Police have already searched nearly 450 hectares of vacated area and recovered more than 3.5 million explosive items.”
Specialized investigative task groups are also documenting alleged war crimes of Russian soldiers. Last week, NATO deemed Russia to be a “terrorist state” during its 68th Annual Session.