Dozens of dead civilians: a mass grave discovered west of kyiv

Dozens of dead civilians
A mass grave discovered west of kyiv

A grave with dozens of corpses has been discovered near the Ukrainian capital of kyiv. According to the mayor of the village of Busowa, they are civilians. Meanwhile, in the east of the country, the governor of the Luhansk region warns of an imminent offensive by Russian troops.

After Russian troops withdrew, dozens of dead civilians were discovered in a mass grave west of the Ukrainian capital kyiv. “Today we found dead civilians in a pit near the Busova gas station,” community leader Taras Didych told Ukrainian television. On the road from kyiv to Zhytomyr, about 15 kilometers from the capital, the bodies of a dozen cars that had been shot at were found.

In the early days of the war, Russian troops attempted to blockade the Ukrainian capital. However, they were stopped and driven back by Ukrainian units on the main road west. After the complete withdrawal of Russian troops from northern Ukraine, mass graves with civilians are being discovered in more and more places.

A good six weeks ago, Russia attacked Ukraine. The United Nations had already recorded more than 1,700 civilian deaths. However, like the Ukrainian government in Kyiv, they assume the number of civilian casualties will be much higher.

“They don’t know morality anymore”

Meanwhile, the governor of the Luhansk region assumes that the Russians will soon launch an offensive in eastern Ukraine. “It’s a matter of days,” Serhij Hajdaj told Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera. “They are repositioning themselves at the border and continuing to bombard us. They no longer know any morals: they are razing hospitals, schools and houses.”

In the self-proclaimed “people’s republics” of Luhansk and Donetsk, pro-Russian separatists are in charge. Russian President Vladimir Putin recognized the two as independent states and then launched a war of aggression against Ukraine.

When asked what was to come, Hajdaj replied, “Hell.” He recalled Bucha or Mariupol, where serious attacks and war crimes have been observed for weeks. “It’s going to get worse for us,” the governor said. Unlike other parts of the country, there are hardly any bunkers left in Lugansk in which Ukrainians could seek refuge. “We hide in the cellars. I’m trying to convince all my fellow citizens to leave here.

In an interview with online newspaper Ukrajinska Pravda, Hajdaj accused Russian troops of bombarding them indiscriminately with all available weapons. “Heavy artillery, including 152mm. Mortars of all calibers, multiple rocket launchers, rockets, air force. It’s just awful,” the 46-year-old said.

The end of the war with a possible negotiated solution will depend on the expected large-scale Russian attack in the Donbass. “If we don’t destroy it completely, there will be another attack after a while, after a year and a half to two years,” he said.

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