At least 900 civilians have been found killed near Kyiv

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Kyiv. At least 900 civilians have been found killed around Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv, following Russia’s withdrawal from the area.

According to Ukrainian police, most have been executed by firing squad. It writes the news agency AP.

“From what we know, we assume that people have simply been executed on the streets during (Russian, ed.) Occupation,” said Andrei Nebitov, regional police chief in Kyiv, at a press conference on Friday.

Nebitov cites data from police investigations indicating that 95 percent of the dead were killed by gunfire.

In the 21st century, it is impossible to hide such crimes. They were witnessed by observers and also recorded on camera, the police chief said.

The majority of those killed have been found in the suburb of Butja.

According to local authorities, more than 400 civilians have been found killed in Butja after Russian forces left the city on March 30. In all, the city was under Russian control for a month.

People dressed in civilian clothes were subsequently found dead on the streets, with some having their hands tied behind their backs. Since then, several mass graves were also found.

For several days, forensic experts from a French special forces force have been working in Butja to examine and identify the bodies from the mass graves.

Russia has repeatedly denied having committed war crimes. According to Russia, violent images from the Ukrainian city of Butja, where civilians are lying dead in the streets, have been staged.

Butja, a suburb of the capital Kyiv, has been visited by, among others, President Volodymyr Zelenskyj and presidents from Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania after the Russian withdrawal.

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