Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Friday accused Russia of committing war crimes in Ukraine’s northeast and said it was too early to say the tide of the war was turning despite rapid territorial gains by his forces this month.
Quoted by Reuters in an exclusive interview, Zelenskiy said that the outcome of the war with Russia hinged on the swift delivery of foreign weapons to his country.
“As of today, there are 450 dead people, buried (in the northeastern Kharkiv region). But there are others, separate burials of many people. Tortured people. Entire families in certain territories,” Zelenskiy as quoted by Reuters.
Asked if there was evidence of war crimes, he said: “All this is there… There is some evidence, and assessments are being conducted, Ukrainian and international, and this is very important for us, for the world to recognize this.”
Russia has not responded to new allegations by Zelenskiy and on the mass burial site in Izium, which was a Russian frontline stronghold before Ukraine’s counter-offensive forced its forces to flee.