436 bodies exhumed from the mass grave in Izyum, at least 30 have signs of torture, Ukrainians claim

A mass grave was discovered in Izyum, Ukraine/Photo; EPA-EFE/OLEG PETRASYUK

436 bodies were exhumed from the mass grave in Izyum, of which at least 30 have visible signs of torture, Ukrainian officials said today.

The governor of the Kharkiv region, Oleh Sinieg, and the head of the regional police, Volodymyr Tymoshko, informed today about three more tombs located in the areas that Ukrainian forces retook in a counteroffensive this month.

Russian forces left the city two weeks ago after the Ukrainian counter-offensive.

Then Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky visited Izyum and stated that "the scene is very shocking" in the city after the Russian occupation.

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