“Unfortunately, we have evidence that some representatives of the Armed Forces of Ukraine committed no less terrible and monstrous crimes related to torture, rape, sadistic murders and other things,” RIA Novosti quotes Pushilin.

According to him, these crimes are comparable to the activities of representatives of the Azov regiment.

He noted that the court will publish information and assess each crime.

Earlier, the Russian Ministry of Defense reported that the Russian Armed Forces completely liberated the territory of the Azovstal metallurgical plant in Mariupol from the Ukrainian military. 

According to the Ministry of Defense, a total of 2,439 Ukrainian military and Azov militants laid down their arms and surrendered.