The country says 1,020 bodies have been deposited in various morgues in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev. The bodies have been kept in the morgue since the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, said Olga Stefanishina, deputy prime minister of the European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine.
He told AFP on Thursday (April 21st) local time that the bodies had been recovered from various buildings and roads in the Kiev region.
A senior Kiev police official told AFP that the bodies of nine civilians had been found in the town of Bardianka, near Kiev. Signs of torture were found on the bodies of many of these corpses. Many such bodies are still being found. Signs of torture were found on the bodies of these corpses.
Kiev police chief Andriy Nibitov said the occupying forces had killed the men and found signs of torture on the bodies of several others. “These are civilians,” he said. Russian forces deliberately shot dead civilians who had never fought in the war.
He added that police had found two graves in the town of Barodiyanka. Shortly after the two graves were discovered, Ukraine’s deputy prime minister said more than a thousand bodies had been deposited in Kiev’s morgue. Most of them are civilians.
After finding the grave, Andrei Nibitov said the bodies of three people were found in one grave, including a 15-year-old girl. Six bodies were found in another grave.
Russia has stepped up its attacks on Ukraine after a Russian warship sank in the Black Sea after being hit by a missile. Russia’s missile strikes continue in several eastern cities, including Kiev and Kharkiv. Ukrainian authorities have confirmed that several civilians were killed.
Russia has claimed responsibility for the attack, which targeted a military base, not civilians.
Meanwhile, President Volodymyr Zelensky has expressed concern that Russia could use nuclear weapons in Ukraine. He also called on the West to impose sanctions on Russian oil imports.
Meanwhile, the governor of eastern Luhansk has claimed that Russia has already occupied 80 percent of the territory. He described the situation in southern and eastern Ukraine as “extremely dire” and called on the West to provide more arms.