Russia committed over 80,000 war crimes, killed over 10,000 civilians — Prosecutor General
Andriy Kostin (Photo: PGO)

Since the start of the full-scale invasion, Russia has committed more than 80,000 war crimes and killed over 10,000 civilians in Ukraine, stated Prosecutor General Andriy Kostin at the open hearings of the Committee of the European Parliament on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs.

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According to him, compensation for damages and destruction caused by the Russian Federation will remain one of Ukraine's priorities for a long time to come.

Kostin noted that currently more than 80,000 war crimes committed by Russians in Ukraine have been recorded.

"More than 10,000 civilians were killed, more than 13,000 were injured, more than 98,000 civil infrastructure objects were damaged or destroyed," the Prosecutor General added.

He also noted that the World Bank currently estimates the losses from the full-scale war at $411 billion, and Moscow must pay up this amount.

"We hope for the EU's support in creating the Register of Losses and further cooperation in the search and seizure of assets related to the financing of aggression," Kostin concluded.

REFERENCE. When citing the figure of 10,000 civilian deaths, Kostin probably meant only confirmed cases. After all, the number of victims in the occupied territories, in particular in Mariupol, is currently impossible to calculate.

On November 14, 2022, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution on the creation of an international mechanism that would provide compensation to Ukraine for damages caused by aggression from Russia. 94 countries voted "for", and 14 were "against".