Ukrainian officials assert that a suspected Russian torture facility called a "mini Auschwitz" was uncovered in a recently recaptured village.
A room containing gold dental crowns was discovered in a de-occupied village near Izyum, a city in the eastern Kharkiv area of Ukraine.
Pisky-Radkivski, which had been controlled by Russian soldiers since April, was liberated by Ukrainian forces last week.
Local officials and National Police reportedly discovered in the Borova district as they traversed the region, along with several other horrifying objects.
Kharkiv's senior police investigator stated a gas mask with a filthy cloth tied to it was discovered, and Ukraine's defense ministry said it had been placed onto "the head of a victim, who was covered with a smouldering rag and buried alive"
The discovery of a package of gold dental crowns prompted the ministry to compare Russian and Nazi forces, dubbing the area a "mini Auschwitz"
According to the Auschwitz Memorial, more than 40 kilograms of gold and white metal from fake teeth were retrieved from the bodies of prisoners slain in gas chambers at the Nazi concentration camp where an estimated 1,1 million people were killed.
Serhii Bolvinov, the head of Kharkiv's National Security Service's investigative section, revealed images of a damaged phone, barbed wire, and a sex toy.
"Constantly, neighbors heard cries coming from there. In the village, investigators discovered a horrible torture chamber "he stated.
He acknowledged that police "know the names of the victims" and are currently conducting an investigation.
'People were intimidated, beaten, and abused'
During their takeover of the region, the country's National Police Force accused Russian troops of committing war crimes.
"When Russian servicemen entered the village, they drove the locals out of their homes and settled there themselves," it stated.
"People were terrorized, beaten, and mistreated. The Russian occupiers abandoned looted dwellings. The 'Russian world' is synonymous with filth and muck "it said.
'Mass burial sites' were previously discovered in Izyum
This is not the first time Russian forces have been accused of committing war crimes in Ukraine; officials are now investigating tens of thousands of suspected cases.
According to the United Nations Office for human rights, Russia's invasion has resulted in grave abuses of human rights, including extrajudicial executions and torture, which may constitute war crimes.
The United Nations defines a war crime as a grave violation of international humanitarian law perpetrated during the armed conflict against civilians or "enemy combatants"
Following the discovery of more than 440 graves in the town before the battle, Russia has been accused of committing war crimes in Izyum.
In September, according to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, a mass grave was discovered.
Mr. Bolvinov asserted that some of the victims were killed by gunfire, while others were killed by artillery fire, mine explosions, and aircraft.
Bodies discovered with hands tied behind the back
One of the most notorious alleged war crimes in Ukraine occurred in the village of Bucha, where bodies with their wrists tied behind their backs were discovered.
After Russian troops began to leave the region just outside the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv, pictures revealed a 45-foot-long impromptu mass grave outside a church.