Serial numbers on the graves - law enforcement officers compare the mass burial site in Izyum with a concentration camp |  News of Kharkiv and Ukraine

Serial numbers on the graves – law enforcement officers compare the mass burial site in Izyum with a concentration camp | News of Kharkiv and Ukraine

They already say about Raisin – another Bucha. The racists repeated in Kharkiv Oblast what they do best – torture and murder. The occupiers left behind a mass burial. Law enforcement officers discovered about 450 graves of civilians and a mass grave of Ukrainian defenders. Exactly how many people are buried here – it is not yet known, there may be several people in one grave, the prosecutor’s office says. On the first day, 41 bodies were exhumed, including 17 Ukrainian soldiers. The first bodies showed traces of violent death.

Oleksandr Ilyenkov, head of the Kharkiv District Prosecutor’s Office of the Kharkiv region.

Some bodies have signs of torture, ropes around their necks. We are at a place where there are three graves – in the first grave there is a rope around the neck, hands are tied. Some bodies have the effects of torture. I am sure that on the bodies on which the consequences of torture are not established during the preliminary examination, they will be established after the forensic medical examination of the forensic medical examination. From a procedural point of view, we were very lucky that they were buried in clay and not soil. In clay, bodies do not decompose so quickly. We can make an assumption that the burials were not carried out by relatives, because there is no principle of individualization and any kind of burial place maintenance. If someone dies here, Ukrainians will lay a flower. There are no flowers, no names on the crosses – only serial numbers, like in a concentration camp.

The exhumation procedure differs from the usual exhumation procedure, when the relatives and identity of the deceased are known.

Oleksandr Ilyenkov, head of the Kharkiv District Prosecutor’s Office of the Kharkiv region.

We first identified the relatives, and then exhumed them in their presence. In connection with the number of burials, mass murders, forced deportation of people to the Russian Federation, departure to the territory of Ukraine after deoccupation, it is currently not possible to centrally find relatives of these bodies with serial numbers on the crosses, we will establish this in the future.

Oleg Synegubov, head of Kharkiv OVA

When the city of Izyum came under occupation, we received information about the mass death of people when shells hit houses, and we did not have reliable data. Now we have the facts. Now all examinations will be carried out, after that we will decide whether we will find relatives. DNA tests will be conducted and we will continue to determine to really bury our people in a proper condition.

Local residents are present at the site, who share terrible memories. Serhiy’s neighbor was stuck under the rubble of a house destroyed by a shell – the woman was crushed by a slab, which was impossible to move without special equipment.

Sergiy

Well, we have already seen what we will do. The slab, which is between the floors, cannot be lifted, there was no emergency service, there was no equipment. Then in the morning I go down – that’s it, I closed my eyes, covered them. Volunteers arrived – they say we will not climb there to get her. The two people who were lying there on the sides were taken out, and she remained there.

Hryhoriy Ivanovych’s wife died during one of the shellings in early March.

Hryhoriy Ivanovich

I was asked to testify how my wife was killed, who killed her, why she was killed. It was March 7, they bombed all night, the city was on fire, everything was on fire. It seemed to calm down, we went out of the basement to see what was there. I had neighbors in the basement and my wife. Everyone came out, began to chatter – it was on fire there, it was broken there. And suddenly again a raid, we ran to the basement – the wife is in front, I am behind. I was hit by a wave against the wall, I see it is falling. He ran up – there was already blood in his mouth and nose. I sat while the neighbors came out and said – do not torture your grandmother, she is already in the next world.

Law enforcement officers expect to complete the entire volume of work in about a week, if they work without days off. 10 prosecutorial groups are involved.


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