Human Rights Watch documents 'apparent war crimes' by Russia in Ukraine

A teddy bear hangs on a swing next to a damaged building in Saltivka district, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Kharkiv, Ukraine, May 17, 2022. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

(Reuters) - A leading human rights watchdog said on Wednesday it had documented further cases of "apparent war crimes" by Russian troops in two regions in Ukraine.

Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report that Russian forces controlling much of the Kyiv and Chernihiv regions from late February through March had subjected civilians to summary executions, torture and other grave abuses.

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