World News

Mass grave with 63 bodies discovered in newly liberated city of Kherson in wake of Russia’s retreat

A MASS grave with at least 63 bodies — each bearing signs of torture — has been discovered in the newly liberated city of Kherson.

It was found by investigators who have begun exhuming the dead in the wake of Russia’s retreat from the Ukrainian city.

A woman hugs a Ukrainian service member in the city centre after Russia's retreat from Kherson

6

A woman hugs a Ukrainian service member in the city centre after Russia’s retreat from KhersonCredit: Reuters
A Russian torture chamber in the ghost town of Kupiansk

6

A Russian torture chamber in the ghost town of KupianskCredit: Ian Whittaker – News Group Newspapers Ltd

They fear more horrors will be uncovered in days to come.

Prosecutors have already logged 436 war crimes allegedly committed by Vladimir Putin’s forces during their nine-month occupation of Kherson.

Ukraine’s interior minister Denys Monastyrsky said: “We must understand that the search has only just started.

“Many more dungeons and burial places will be uncovered.”

Incredible moment Ukraine sniper ‘takes out 2 Russians with a SINGLE bullet'
Putin-backed mercenaries unleash vacuum bomb; plus Black Sea grain deal reaction

He said Ukraine’s forces had identified 11 detention centres, where residents were interrogated.

Four of them appear to have been used as torture chambers.

Prosecutors said witness statements had been gathered from 800 people who were rounded up.

They say they were given electric shocks, beaten with batons and suffocated while forced to wear gas masks.

Hundreds more remain missing.

TV presenter Anzhela, 49, spent 31 days in a cell with four other women.

She said: “When the person is being tortured with electricity, you hear it.

“It’s a peculiar sound. Men were screaming in pain.”

Oodie fans scramble to get their hands on new outdoor hooded blanket
I use bags of rubble to stop neighbours taking my parking space – they hate it

The horrors in Kherson emerged as Russia yesterday launched a fresh aerial blitz on Ukrainian cities, including Kyiv.

Power stations were hit and two cruise missiles were shot down over the capital.

Sun man Paul Sims inside a Russian torture cell

6

Sun man Paul Sims inside a Russian torture cellCredit: Ian Whittaker – News Group Newspapers Ltd
Mural of a Russian soldier and a woman waving a Soviet flag at a torture chamber

6

Mural of a Russian soldier and a woman waving a Soviet flag at a torture chamberCredit: Ian Whittaker – News Group Newspapers Ltd
An anti-tank mine is discovered in the fields in Kherson after the Russian retreat

6

An anti-tank mine is discovered in the fields in Kherson after the Russian retreatCredit: Rex
A portrait of Putin was fouind at a Russian detention centre where torture took place

6

A portrait of Putin was fouind at a Russian detention centre where torture took placeCredit: Reuters

Via Source link

Most Popular

To Top