The UN has announced that it wants to send a team of experts to investigate the mass graves found in Izyuma city in Ukraine just reconquered from the pro-Russian forces.
“We have seen reports of possible mass graves with around 400 bodies in Izyum. Our colleagues from the Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine intend to conduct a site monitoring visit to determine the circumstances of these people’s deaths,” said the spokesperson for the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Elizabeth Throssell.
Several bodies found at the Izyum mass grave site had ropes around their necks and tied hands, according to the Reuters website. A circumstance that suggests that they may not have been killed in bombing and air strikes.
The high representative of EU foreign policy, Josep Borrellsaid he was “deeply shocked by the mass graves discovered by the Ukrainian authorities with over 440 bodies in Izyum, recently liberated by the Russian army. The Russian leadership and all those involved will be held accountablethe. The EU supports every effort to this end “.
According to a local politician, “much of Izyum, a city in the Kharkivr region recaptured by Ukrainian forces in recent days, lies in ruins, up to 80% of the city’s infrastructure has been destroyed, the bodies are still discovered in the rubble‘. The BBC reports. Head of the Ukrainian presidential office Andriy Yermak tweeted a photo of the mass grave with hundreds of bodies found in Izyum (so far 440) stating that ‘Russia is a killer state. “Ukrainian soldiers are reportedly buried in some graves. Yermak announced more. Find information for today.CopyAMP code.
Kiev announced that it had found out ten torture chambers in the Kharkiv region, in northeastern Ukraine, reconquered from Russian forces. This was stated by the head of the national police Igor Klymenko. “To date, I can speak of at least ten torture chambers discovered in different locations in the Kharkiv region”, including two in the town of Balaklia, reported Klymenko quoted by the Interfax-Ukraine agency.