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Hundreds of people ‘disappeared’ in Kherson, Ukraine, under Russian control: Report

Hundreds of people were imprisoned or disappeared during this year's Russian occupation of the Ukrainian province of Kherson.

By wasmulhaq 
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Kherson: Hundreds of people were imprisoned or disappeared during this year’s Russian occupation of the Ukrainian province of Kherson. According to Reuters, these individuals may have been tortured, citing Yale University research funded by the US State Department.

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No matter how nasty and desperate its tactics, Russia “must halt these activities and remove its forces to end a pointless war that it cannot and will not win,” the State Department said in a statement regarding the results.

The report describes the 226 people who were arrested and then disappeared in Kherson between March and October, with a quarter of them allegedly having been tortured. According to the study, five of the people died either immediately after being detained or shortly after being released.

The report was created by the Yale School of Public Health Research Lab and the Conflict Observatory, a US State Department-funded initiative that began in May with the goal of gathering news and keeping an eye on war crimes and mayhem committed by Russian forces in Ukraine.

Russia, on the other hand, has denied that its soldiers committed atrocities or targeted people.

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This comes as Ukraine said that Russian missile strikes have damaged half of Ukraine’s energy system. Authorities in the capital Kyiv also made it clear that city may face a “complete shutdown” of the power grid.

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