There are several bodies with their hands tied behind their backs, and one person is buried with a rope around his neck.
Among the bodies that were exhumed today at the Izyum mass grave site , 99% showed signs of violent death.
Oleg Sinegubov, Chairman of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration , announced this on the Telegram channel .
“The scale of the crimes committed by the occupiers in Izyum is enormous. This is a bloody cruel terror. Bucha, Irpen, Mariupol… Izyum. This is the genocide of the Ukrainian people. 450 bodies of civilians with traces of violent death and torture were buried in the forest belt. Law enforcement officers began exhumation. This is difficult present in the 21st century, but now it is a tragic reality in Izyum. Most of the graves do not even have names. There is only a mark with a number. Among the bodies that were exhumed today, 99% with signs of violent death. There are several bodies with their hands tied behind their backs, and one person was buried with a rope around his neck. Obviously, these people were tortured and executed. There are also children among the buried,” the head of the UVA said.
Sinegubov also noted that about 200 law enforcement officers and experts are currently working on the spot.
According to him, the bodies will be sent for a forensic examination to determine the exact cause of death.
“Once the identities of the dead have been established, they will all be buried with due honor. Each death will be investigated and become evidence of Russia’s war crimes in international courts,” he added.