French priest and researcher of massacres now focuses on Ukraine

Father Patrick Desbois, 66, who has spent two decades researching and publishing the facts of mass killings, from the lesser known atrocities of WWII to the massacre of Yazidis by the so-called Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, and is now collecting testimonies of the horrific events unfolding in the war in Ukraine. 

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Over the past two decades, Father Patrick Desbois, a French Catholic priest, has been identifying World War II atrocity sites, uncovering evidence of overlooked massacres. After doing similar work with the Yazidi victims of the Islamic State (IS) group in Iraq and Syria, he is now back in Ukraine, collecting testimonies from the victims of the Russian invasion, reports FRANCE 24.