MOSCOW, January 27 (RAPSI) – A genocide case has been opened over mass shooting of civilians on Kuban, Krasnodar Krai, by Nazi criminals in 1942-1943, the Investigative Committee’s press service reports.

According to investigators, between August 1942 and October 1943, German invaders aided by accomplices massacred elderly people, women, children and other civilians. The Nazis starved people to death; shot them dead; executed them in gas chambers, covered alive people up with soil. 

At least 13,000 people were killed in Krasnodar, nearly 7,000 in Novorossiysk, upwards of 6,680 in Armavir, over 2,000 in Abinskaya stanitsa and more than 1,000 in the town of Temryuk.

Investigators want to identify Nazi criminals and their accomplices involved in mass murders of Russian citizens, who managed to avoid responsibility for their actions, the statement reads.