More than 120 bodies exhumed in de-occupied territories of Donetsk region
The police found 35 burial sites in the liberated settlements of the region. Three of them are massive. One is in Sviatohirsk, others are at the Lyman cemetery, the Main Directorate of the National Police in the Donetsk region said in a statement.
“Excavations are underway at the mass burial site in Lyman. During a week of painstaking work, the police recovered the bodies of 56 people. Measures are being taken to identify the dead and establish the causes of their death,” the statement said.
In Lyman, in one of the mass graves, several dozen servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are buried, and more than a hundred civilians are buried in the second location. People were buried with whole families. “About 110 trenches were discovered on the territory of the de-occupied Lyman, among bodies of children were found. The youngest was only one year old,” the Prosecutor General’s Office added.
In total, more than 120 bodies were exhumed in the de-occupied territories, of which 64 were civilian residents.