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Ukrainian city ‘littered’ with dead bodies of civilians, mayor says

Nearly 300 people were buried in a mass grave in Bucha, a commuter town northwest of Ukraine’s capital Kyiv, the mayor said Saturday after the Ukrainian army regained control of the key city from Russia, only to find bodies scattered throughout the community were scattered.

“In Bucha we have already buried 280 people in mass graves,” Mayor Anatoly Fedoruk told the AFP news agency by telephone. He said the streets of the devastated city were littered with corpses.

The bodies of at least 20 men in plain clothes were found scattered over an area of ​​several hundred meters on a residential street.

Graphic Videos and photos of this street and others in the community circulated online.

One showed the body of a man with his hands tied behind his back and an open Ukrainian passport lying next to him. Another had a gaping head wound.

Two were near bicycles and a third next to an abandoned car. Some lay face up with their limbs crooked, while others lay face down.

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Ukrainian army soldiers sit on the top of their tank while the body of a civilian who residents say was killed by Russian army soldiers lies on the street amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine, in Bucha, Kyiv region, Ukraine, February 2, 2022 .
Ukrainian army soldiers sit on top of their tank while the body of a civilian – who local residents say was killed by Russian army soldiers – lies on the street April 2, 2022 in Bucha, Ukraine.
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A body of a civilian who residents say was killed by Russian army soldiers, lies on the street amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine in Bucha, in the Kyiv region, Ukraine, April 2, 2022.
The body of a civilian lies on the street amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine April 2, 2022 in Bucha, in the Kyiv region of Ukraine.
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The body of a civilian who residents say was killed by Russian army soldiers and then buried with others in a grave is seen in Bucha amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine
“In Bucha we have already buried 280 people in mass graves,” said Mayor Anatoly Fedoruk.
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Bodies of civilians who, according to residents, were killed by Russian army soldiers, lie on the street amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine in Bucha, Kyiv region, Ukraine, April 2, 2022.
The bodies of at least 20 men in civilian clothes were found in the streets of Bucha.
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TO OFFEND OR DISTURB A body of a woman who local residents said was killed by Russian army soldiers lies on the street amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine in Bucha, in the Kyiv region, Ukraine, April 2, 2022.
Ukrainian troops recaptured Bucha on April 1, 2022.
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The causes of death were not apparent, but the bodies’ appearance suggested they had been dead for several days, AFP reported.

Ukrainian troops recaptured Bucha on Friday, Fedoruk said in a video apparently shot in front of City Hall. The advances followed several days of Ukrainian gains around Kyiv and to the north as Russian forces retreated after efforts to encircle the capital failed.

The city was devastated by the fighting, with gaping holes from shell blasts in apartment buildings and crushed cars littering the streets.

https://nypost.com/2022/04/02/ukrainian-town-littered-with-civilians-bodies-mayor-says/ Ukrainian city ‘littered’ with dead bodies of civilians, mayor says

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