UkraineRescuers today found the bodies of 44 civilians under the rubble of a destroyed building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Izium, which is currentlyRussiaunder control.
“The bodies of 44 civilians were found under the rubble of a five-story building in Izium, which was occupied by (Russians) in early March,” Oleg Sinegubov said on the messaging app Telegram.
Although fighting continued in the area, local media quoted Sinegubov as saying that residents were found “without shelling” while clearing debris in an area.
Sinegubov did not say who carried the bodies or how they did it, as Izium fell into the hands of Russian troops on April 1 after weeks of intense fighting.
Most of the surrounding area is also under Russian control.
locationaccuserSeparately, the office said it had launched an investigation into “violations of the laws and customs of war” after the bodies were discovered, 14 of them having been identified.
The district attorney’s office said on Telegram, “According to the investigation, Russian forces systematically shelled Izium between March 7 and 10. As a result, public infrastructure and residential buildings were destroyed.”
Russian Ukraine Prosecutor
Ukraine lost nearly 4.8 million jobs since Russian invasion
Russo-Ukrainian war hit energy Midcat natural gas pipeline expected to be revived