In total, during the period of Russian occupation, the city’s local morgues received about 700 bodies
Thirty-six graves with people killed during Russia’s occupation have been discovered in a cemetery in Kherson, Ukraine. This was reported by Ukrainian Deputy Interior Minister Yevhen Yenin, adding that the bodies of Ukrainian soldiers were also present in the burial site and that investigators are currently collecting DNA samples from alleged relatives to identify the victims. In total, during the period of Russian occupation, Kherson’s local morgues received about 700 bodies, of which almost 100 had wounds of various kinds.
The city of Kherson in southern Ukraine was liberated on Nov. 11 after Russia withdrew to the east bank of the Dnipro River. Yenin also said that more than 450 bodies have already been exhumed in Izium, Kharkiv region, 40 of which show signs of torture. Most of these people were civilians. The city of Izium was liberated on 10 September during Ukraine’s sudden counteroffensive in the northeastern region.