1,150 bodies were recovered in the vicinity of Kiev, most of them in Bucha

Coinciding with the visit of the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, to the capital, Kiev, and his call for Moscow to cooperate with the International Criminal Court on possible war crimes on Ukrainian soil, Ukrainian police announced today, Thursday. , which 1150 civilian bodies were found in the region of Kyiv since the beginning of the Russian military operation, which completed its 64th day.

It also indicated that between 50 and 70 percent of them had small arms gunshot wounds.

Mainly in Bucha

In addition, the chief of police of the Kiev region Andrei Nepetov indicated, in a video recording on Twitter, that most of the bodies were found in the city of Bucha, where hundreds of bodies were found since the withdrawal of Russian forces.

Interestingly, shortly after the withdrawal of Russian forces from the Kiev region in late March to focus their operations on eastern Ukraine, Ukrainian authorities accused the Russians of killing hundreds of civilians in the Bucha region.

Russia denied targeting civilians, describing Kiev’s allegations of the execution of civilians by Russian forces as lies and fabrications with the aim of discrediting the Russian military.

However, international calls have increased for weeks to investigate war crimes committed by Russian forces on Ukrainian territory, both in the vicinity of the capital and in Mariupol in the south-east of the country, which some time ago fell into the hands of the Russians after a battle. weeks long.

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