Ukraine’s Defense Ministry confirmed the mass grave was found in a tweet
440 bodies found in Russia’s largest cemetery
Zelensky said in his address that Russia is leaving behind death everywhere
Kyiv, In the midst of the six-month-old Ukraine-Russia war, the Ukrainian military has claimed to have found a mass grave in an area occupied by Russian forces. A mass grave containing 440 bodies was found in the northeastern city of Izium, according to a Reuters report, in which several people were killed in shelling and airstrikes. The report claimed that Russian troops had fled over the past few days after capturing the city and using the area as a logistics hub for the Kharkiv region. Russian troops have left a huge amount of ammunition and weapons.
Along with this, the Defense Ministry of Ukraine has also confirmed the meeting of the cemetery by tweeting. The Defense Ministry said in its tweet that 440 bodies were found in the largest cemetery in the Russian-occupied territory. Along with this, soldiers are also engaged in searching for hidden graves. Serhi Bolvinov, the chief police officer of the Kharkiv region, told Sky News that some people were killed by artillery fire and some by air strikes.
a war crime
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who visited Izium on Wednesday, said the recovered 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. Russia, however, condemned the attack on civilians.
Tags: Russia Ukraine war, Ukraine
First Published: 16 September 2022, 12:24 IST