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Ukraine Exhumes Bodies from Mass Grave in Territory Reclaimed from Russia

HeadlineSep 20, 2022

Ukrainian officials said Monday the bodies of two children were found among the remains of 440 people buried in mass graves outside the city of Kharkiv, which was recaptured from Russian forces during a Ukrainian counteroffensive earlier this month. Ukraine’s internal affairs minister said dozens of victims’ bodies were mutilated and showed signs of torture. Kharkiv’s police chief said investigators were carefully exhuming the bodies to identify the remains and to determine a cause of death.

Serhii Bolvinov: “It is very hard to establish whether there are gunshot wounds in the bodies or not. This work will be done during an examination by forensic experts.”

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