“The scale of the crimes committed by the occupiers in Izium is enormous. This is bloody brutal terror. Bucha, Irpin, Mariupol… Izium. This is the genocide of the Ukrainian people. 450 bodies of civilians with traces of violent death and torture were buried in a forest strip,” Oleh Syniehubov, the head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, said in a statement. It is difficult to imagine such a thing in the 21st century, but now it is Izium’s tragic reality, he added.
Accordigg to him, 99% of the bodies show signs of violent death. “There are several bodies with their hands tied behind their backs, and one person is buried with a rope around his neck. Obviously, these people were tortured and executed. There are also children among the buried,” Syniehubov said.