Russian military killed about 900 civilians in Kyiv region - police

Russian military killed about 900 civilians in Kyiv region - police

The number of identified Ukrainian citizens killed by Russian soldiers in the Kyiv region will reach 900 as of April 15, including 350 in Bucha.

Andriy Nebytov, head of the main directorate of the National Police of Ukraine in the Kyiv region, said this at a briefing at the Media Center Ukraine (Kyiv) on Friday, according to an Ukrinform correspondent.

"The limit of 900 dead civilians will be crossed today. I emphasize that these are civilians whose bodies we found and handed over for forensic examination, for a detailed examination. All these people died at the hands of the Russian army. The largest number of victims was found in Bucha - more than 350 bodies. A significantly smaller number [of victims was discovered] in the Vyshgorod and Brovary districts. The dismantling of the rubble in Makariv and Borodianka continues. We are sure that the bodies of the dead are still under the rubble," Nebytov said.

Speaking about Bucha, he clarified that two mass graves were found in the town. According to him, a man who worked in Bucha as a utility worker before the full-scale invasion of Russia stayed in the town and asked Russian invaders to allow the bodies of people to be taken from the streets.

"He buried them in two graves. The first included 40 people and the second included 57. And we have already recovered 40 bodies. I want to remind you that there was our police officer there. He was a criminal investigation officer. Unfortunately, he was also shot with small arms," he said.

According to Nebytov, most of these bodies were inspected by law enforcers, and according to police, 95% of these people were shot with sniper rifles or small arms.

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