The United Nations said on Friday that its investigators have found evidence of war crimes committed by Russia in Ukraine.

“Based on the evidence gathered by the Commission, it has concluded that war crimes have been committed in Ukraine,” the Commission of Inquiry chief told the UN Human Rights Council.

The commission was set up in May to investigate claims of war crimes. They have so far focused on four regions: Kyiv, Kharkiv, Sumy, and Chernihiv.

“We were struck by the large number of executions in the areas that we visited. The commission is currently investigating such deaths in 16 towns and settlements,” Erik Mose, the commission’s chairman, said.

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