132 bodies found in Ukraine mass grave - GulfToday

132 bodies found in Ukraine mass grave


A view shows the bodies of civilians who Ukrainian officials say were killed during Russia's invasion. Reuters

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At least 132 bodies have been found at a mass grave in Ukraine's Makariv town, located some 50 km west of capital Kiev, an official has confirmed.


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Speaking to the media on Friday, Makariv's Mayor Vadym Tokar said: "As of yesterday, we have found 132 civilians who have been shot dead by the Russian 'orcs'," Ukrayinska Pravda reported.

Forensic workers carry the corpse of a civilian killed during the war against Russia. AP

He said besides the bodies in the mass grave, corpses were also found in the streets of the town.

According to the Mayor, 15,000 people lived in Makariv before Russia began its invasion on February 24 and now less than 1,000 remain.

Meanwhile, 52 people are killed, including five children, in a rocket attack on a train station in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk that is being used for civilian evacuations, according to Donetsk region governor Pavlo Kyrylenko.

Relatives cry at the mass grave of civilians killed during Russian occupation on the outskirts of Kyiv. AP

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky describes Russia as an "evil with no limits" after the attack and calls for a "firm global response".

US President Joe Biden accuses Russia of being behind the attack, calling it a "horrific atrocity", while French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian deems it a "crime against humanity".

Russia's defence ministry accuses Kyiv of carrying out the attack, saying it wanted to use fleeing residents "as a 'human shield' to defend the positions of Ukraine's Armed Forces".


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