The Russian military had allegedly established "pseudo-law enforcement agencies" in detention facilities and a police station in the southern Ukrainian city, according to a statement on the Telegram messaging app.

According to the prosecutor general's office, Ukrainian law enforcement and prosecutors have located four locations in Kherson where they believe Russian forces may have tortured civilians before leaving the city.

They also uncovered items inside the premises, such as pieces of rubber batons, a wooden bat, handcuffs, and an incandescent lamp, the report added. Bullets were also detected in the walls. According to the statement, the Russian soldiers that invaded Ukraine in February and held Kherson from then until their withdrawal this month served as the foundation for the investigations conducted by the police, prosecutors, and experts.

Allegations of mistreatment against soldiers and civilians have been refuted by Moscow. Additionally, it has charged Ukraine with planning such atrocities in regions once ruled by Russia, like Bucha, which is close to Kyiv.

An identified Kherson police facility where, in accordance with more than a dozen locals, people were allegedly tortured and interrogated during Russia's nearly nine-month occupation. The Russian defense ministry and the Kremlin did not immediately respond to such allegations.

In the course of the fighting, Russia has also charged Ukrainian soldiers with maltreatment. Using a video that was making the rounds on Russian social media, Moscow claimed last week that the Ukrainian military had murdered more than 10 Russian prisoners of war. On Monday, the Kremlin declared that it will prosecute those guilty of the killings. The Ukrainian commissioner for human rights, Dmytro Lubinets, denied the Russian charges on Sunday.

"From separate pieces of the video of the incident involving Russian soldiers in the Luhansk region it can be concluded that using a staged capture, the Russians committed a war crime - they opened fire on soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine," Dmytro Lubinets said through Telegram.

"In this case, the Russian military personnel cannot be considered prisoners of war, but are fighting and committing perfidy," he said. "Returning fire is not a war crime. On the contrary, those who want to use the protection of international law for murder must be punished."

Authorities in Ukraine are evacuating citizens from recently liberated areas of the Kherson and Mykolaiv regions out of concern that the winter will be too miserable owing to a lack of heat, power, and water brought on by Russian shelling. The action was taken when rolling blackouts affected the majority of the nation on Monday. Transportation, lodging, and medical attention will all be covered by the government.