Kyiv, Apr 11 (EFE).- Ukrainian security forces are trying to gather evidence of possible atrocities attributed to Russian troops while they occupied the town of Buzova, near Kyiv, Anton Gerashchenko, Ukrainian Interior Minister adviser, said Monday.
Gerashchenko said on his Telegram account that a mass grave was found in the town of Buzova with the bodies of Ukrainian civilians killed by the Russian invaders.
He didn’t specify where the grave is located or the possible number of people buried there.
Gerashenko, according to the local agency Ukrinform, said “eyewitnesses have indicated that a burning car has been found in which a 17-year-old boy was burned alive and a woman appears to have been decapitated.”
He said authorities believe at least 50 villagers have been killed by Russian occupiers.
The cities of Irpin, Bucha, Hostomel and the entire Kyiv region were liberated from Russian control in early April after weeks of occupation.
The adviser said there have been mass killings of civilians in these liberated cities and towns.
According to Ukraine’s Prosecutor General, Iryna Venediktova, the bodies of 1,222 civilians killed by Russian troops, who invaded the country on Feb. 24, have been found in the Kyiv region alone, which includes the country’s capital. EFE