Police discover torture chamber and mass grave in Kozacha Lopan, Kharkiv Oblast

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The National Police of Ukraine have found a torture chamber set up by Russian occupiers, as well as a mass grave where they buried the dead, in the village of Kozacha Lopan in Kharkiv Oblast.

Source: Ihor Klymenko, Chief of the National Police, on Facebook

Quote from Klymenko: "There was a torture chamber in the district police department [building] in Kozacha Lopan. Locals also showed [the police] a mass grave, in which the invaders buried the dead."

Details: Klymenko says that specialised investigative and operative groups will go there to conduct an investigation in the near future.

Local residents also said that the occupiers took some detainees with them when they retreated so as not to leave any trace of their crimes.


  • On 16 September, Ihor Klymenko said that so far a total of ten torture chambers have been discovered in the liberated territory of Kharkiv Oblast.

  • The Armed Forces of Ukraine liberated the village of Kozacha Lopan on 11 September.

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