Lviv: The bodies of more than 900 civilians have been discovered in the Kyiv region following the withdrawal of Russian forces. This information was given by regional police chief Andriy Nebytov during a briefing Friday. Andriy Nebytov, the head of Kyiv’s regional police force, said the bodies had been abandoned in the streets or given temporary burials. He cited police data indicating that 95 per cent of the casualties had died from sniper fire and gunshot wounds.
“Consequently, we understand that under the (Russian) occupation, people were simply executed in the streets,” Nebytov said. “The number of killed civilians has surpassed 900 – and I emphasize, these are civilians, whose bodies we have discovered and handed over for forensic examination,” he added.
Nebytov informed added that more bodies were being found every day, under the rubble and in mass graves. “The most victims were found in Bucha, where there are more than 350 corpses,” he said. “However, this latest tally beats all,” Nebytov added.
According to Nebytov, utilities workers in Bucha had been gathering up and burying bodies in the Kyiv suburb while it remained under Russian control. Nebytov added that Russian troops were ‘tracking down’ people who expressed strong pro-Ukrainian views. The troops were then shooting them in cold blood.