Ukrainian Defense Ministry confirms mass grave has been found by tweeting
440 bodies have been found in the largest cemetery in Russian occupied territory
Zelensky said in his address that Russia is leaving behind death everywhere
Kyiv, In the midst of the six-month-long Ukraine-Russian war, the Ukrainian military has claimed that they have found a large graveyard in an area held by Russian forces. A mass grave containing 440 bodies has been found in the northeastern city of Izium, according to a Reuters report, in which many of those buried were killed in shelling and airstrikes. The report claimed that Russian troops had fled in the past days after capturing the city and using the area as a logistics hub for Kharkiv region. Russian troops have left behind a large amount of ammunition and weapons.
Along with this, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry has also confirmed the burial by tweeting. The Defense Ministry said in its tweet that 440 bodies have been found in the largest graveyard in Russian-occupied territory. Along with this, soldiers are engaged in the search for more hidden graves. The Kharkiv region’s chief police officer, Serhi Bolvinov, told Sky News that some people were killed by artillery fire and some were killed by air strikes.
told war crime
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who visited Izium on Wednesday, said the unearthed graves were evidence of war crimes committed by the Russian military. Zelensky said in a video address late Thursday that Russia was leaving behind deaths everywhere and should be held accountable. However, Russia has denied the attacks on civilians.
FIRST PUBLISHED : September 16, 2022, 12:24 IST