Kyiv: In yet another piece of evidence of Russian atrocities in Ukraine, four more dead bodies of civilians have been found in a shallow grave in Kyiv on Monday.
According to BBC, a shallow grave was found in the village of Motyzhyn in Kyiv where the bodies of four people allegedly shot dead by Russian forces were left.
Three of the bodies have been identified as members of one family, including the head of the village, Olha Sukhenko while the fourth body is yet to be identified.
Meanwhile, Ukraine has accused Russia of a “deliberate massacre” following the discovery of several dead bodies lying on the streets of Bucha. Reportedly, many bodies were found in civilian clothes with their hands and feet tied.
Yesterday, Ukraine’s prosecutor general Iryna Venediktova claimed that as many as 410 civilian bodies have been recovered from areas it recently retook from the Russian army in the wider Kyiv region.
In a media address, Venediktova said, “410 bodies of dead civilians were evacuated out of the liberated territories of the Kyiv region. Forensic experts have already examined 140”.
However, Russia has denied these claims and called it an “act” by Ukraine.
Reacting to allegations of war crimes, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov described the alleged atrocities in Bucha as an “act” that was “staged” several days after Russian forces withdrew.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told media that Russia categorically rejects all these allegations.
He said Russian “experts at the ministry of defence” had “identified signs of video fakes and various fakes”, without providing any evidence.