The exhumation of bodies at the mass grave site in Izium has been completed: 447 bodies found
The exhumation from a mass burial was completed in the liberated city of Izium in Kharkiv region. A total of 447 bodies, including children, were exhumed.
“The exhumation of bodies at the mass burial site in Izium has been completed. The work took place over the past week, without breaks. A total of 447 bodies were exhumed from the graves. Among them, there are 215 women, 194 men, 5 children, and 22 military personnel. In addition, remains of 11 other persons have been exhumed, but their sex could not be identified,” Ihor Klymenko, head of the National Police of Ukraine, wrote on Facebook.
Oleh Syniehubov, head of the Kharkiv Region Military Administration, said that most of the exhumed bodies have signs of violent death, and 30 have torture marks. There are bodies with ropes around their necks, with bound hands, broken limbs, and gunshot wounds.
He added that, unfortunately, such a mass burial is not unique in Izium: at least three more such places have already been found in this area, and there are also burials in other liberated cities in Kharkiv region.