Kharkiv police refute Nebenzya's UN claims about 'neo-Nazis' in Hroza during Russian strike
Russia's Permanent Representative to the UN Vasily Nebenzya said that a "high-ranking neo-Nazi" was buried in Hroza, which was hit by a Russian missile. The Kharkiv police denied this
Nebenzya said this during a speech to UN members, Radio Liberty reports.
"At the time of the attack, a funeral of a high-ranking Ukrainian nationalist was taking place there. Of course, many of his neo-Nazi accomplices took part in it. It is no coincidence that in the pictures published on social media immediately after the strike, almost all the bodies belong to men of military age," the diplomat said, without naming the source of this information.
In a comment to the media outlet, Serhiy Bolvinov, head of the National Police Investigation Department in the Kharkiv region, said that Andriy Kozyr, whose reburial took place in Hroza, did not hold high positions in the Ukrainian Armed Forces and died in 2022 near Popasna, Luhansk region.
"He was not a high-ranking official and did not hold high positions in the Ukrainian Armed Forces. He was a local resident and died near Popasna," Bolvinov said.
He emphasized that the funeral was attended by ordinary villagers: elders, doctors, teachers.
"They all died because of a Russian missile. These are ordinary people. Elders, teachers, doctors, friends. All the dead and wounded are civilians. There is not a single dead or wounded soldier among them," the law enforcement official emphasized.
On October 5, Russia attacked the village of Hroza, Kharkiv region, killing over 50 people. Russian troops hit a cafe where a memorial dinner was taking place at the time.
The UN sent a team to investigate Russia's attack on Hroza.
As of October 9, following a missile attack by the Russian Federation on a cafe in Hroza village, Kharkiv region, 5 individuals are reported missing. The remains of 49 deceased individuals have been identified