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Ukrainian police discover over 1,000 civilian bodies in Kyiv region: report

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Ukrainian police investigating the aftermath of the fighting in the Kyiv region have found the bodies of more than 1,000 civilians, local media reported on Friday.

Kyiv region police chief Andriy Nebitov, quoted by the Hromadske website, said a total of 1,084 bodies were found around the Ukrainian capital, of which more than 300 have yet to be found. identified.

He reportedly said that 75% of those deaths were people killed by firearms.

Ukrainian police forensic investigators examine an area with burnt-out Russian military vehicles destroyed in the fighting, in the village of Bervytsia, near Brovary, northeast of Kyiv, on Thursday, April 21.

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At least 80 people were found dead in the town of Borodyanka as rescuers scoured the debris, Hromadske also reported.

Earlier this week, Nebitov said a 15-year-old girl was among those found at mass burial sites in Borodyanka, according to a Facebook post from Kyiv police.

The Ukrainian army inspects an area for mines and unexploded shells left behind after the Russian invasion in the Kyiv region on Thursday, April 21.

“These people were killed by the occupiers, some of the dead show signs of torture. I want to emphasize that these people are civilians,” he said on Wednesday. “The Russian army deliberately fired on peaceful people who did not resist and who were not a threat.”

A policeman stands guard next to wreckage and debris outside a damaged shopping center in kyiv's Podilskyi district on March 21.

A policeman stands guard next to wreckage and debris outside a damaged shopping center in kyiv’s Podilskyi district on March 21.
(Photo by Ceng Shou Yi/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

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According to kyiv police, the bodies are delivered to morgues for further investigation before being handed over to relatives for funerals.

“kyiv region police continue to investigate the horrific crimes of the occupiers,” he said.

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