Zelensky warns civilian casualties may be higher in other liberated cities after Bucha

The bodies found in the town of Bucha were gathered for burial on Monday.
The bodies found in the town of Bucha were gathered for burial on Monday. (Metin Aktas / Anadolu Agency / Getty Images)

Ukrainian officials showed international media the removal of five bodies from a basement in Buchaa suburb of Kyiv that was recently recaptured by Ukrainian forces.

A CNN team visited the basement and saw the bodies before being taken away. They are in the advanced stage of decomposition.

Five men were tortured and executed by Russian soldiers, an adviser to Ukraine’s Interior Minister, Anton Gerashchenko, told CNN. CNN was unable to independently verify Gerashchenko’s claims.

The men were found in an area held by the Russian military until a few days ago. Several foxholes, trenches and positions for armored vehicles can still be seen around the area, as are leftover Russian rations. Several letters “V” – the unofficial symbol for the Russian military campaign – are also painted at the entrance to the territory.

The dead men had their hands tied behind their backs and most of them had some sort of gunshot wound, not only to the head but also to the lower extremities. There were several cartridge cases on the floor next to the bodies.

Volunteers took the body and placed it in a body bag, which was then taken away.

One volunteer told CNN they recovered large numbers of bodies, saying, “hundreds, not dozens.” The volunteer and his unit showed CNN the body bags of at least 30 people that were recovered on Sunday, plus nine more on Monday, including five found in the basement.

That unit was one of several operating on the outskirts of Kyiv.

Source link


News7h: Update the world's latest breaking news online of the day, breaking news, politics, society today, international mainstream news .Updated news 24/7: Entertainment, the World everyday world. Hot news, images, video clips that are updated quickly and reliably

Related Articles

Back to top button