Ukraine discovers another mass grave in Kharkiv region
Ukraine has uncovered another mass grave – at least 17 bodies of civilians and military personnel have been found in the Kharkiv region’s Borovsky district, reported the country’s National Guard on October 27.
“Residents told the investigation that the occupants collected the bodies throughout the area. On April 13, they brought in two trucks, dug a hole up to three meters deep with an excavator and dumped all the bodies there. The burial place was then levelled with tanks,” the report reads.
All the bodies will be sent for forensic examination to establish the cause of death, the National Guard said.
A day prior, on October 26, Oleh Kotenko, Ukraine’s Commissioner for Persons Missing under Special Circumstances, reported that a total of more than 1,000 bodies had been exhumed in the recently liberated territories of Ukraine.
Kotenko stressed that almost 450 bodies were found in Izyum – one of the largest mass graves was discovered there after the area was liberated from the Russian occupation. Civilians, including children, were among the dead, Kotenko said. Mass graves of local residents have been found in almost every city liberated from the Russian occupation, as well as signs of genocide.