Ukraine, Kiev advances south: “Mass graves and hundreds of deaths”

The bodies of 534 civilians were found in the liberated territories in recent weeks

In southern Ukraine, the Kyiv Armed Forces liberated 2,400 square kilometers of Russian-occupied territory previously. This was stated by Kyrylo Tymoshenko, number two of the office of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, in statements reported by CNN. According to Tymoshenko, in the Kherson region, six settlements were liberated in the district of the same name and 61 in that of Beryslav.

Meanwhile, the bodies of 534 civilians have been found in the territories liberated in recent weeks. 447 bodies were found by Ukrainian soldiers in the Izyum area. “We found the bodies of 534 civilians in the liberated territories,” said Serhii Bolvinov, head of the investigative department of the Kharkiv Regional Police. In particular, the bodies of 226 women and 19 children and young people were found.

About 200 burials and a mass grave have been discovered in the eastern Ukrainian city of Lyman, recently liberated by troops from Kiev. In reporting this, the military governor of the Donetsk region, Pavlo Kyrylenko – who posted the photos on his Telegram account tonight, showing the staff wearing white protective suits – announced that the exhumations have already begun. The number of bodies in the mass grave, including several small children and entire families, is yet to be determined, police said.