Ukrainian authorities said they have found 440 graves at a mass burial site in Izium, an eastern city recently recaptured from Russian forces. This was disclosed by Ukraine’s Defense Ministry in a Twitter post Friday.
Earlier Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Ukrainian and international journalists would be shown the site to see what had been uncovered. “We want the world to know what is really happening and what the Russian occupation has led to,” Zelensky said.
Ukraine’s Center for Strategic Communications said on Thursday that some of the graves discovered at Izium were “fresh,” and that the corpses buried there were “mostly civilians.”