According to the regional governor, “the invaders attacked these civilians who were trying to escape the bombardment”.
In northeastern Ukraine, near Kubyansk, civilians were shot dead in their cars, regional governor Oleg Sinekopov announced on Saturday.
“A convoy of cars with dead civilians was found. According to preliminary information, 20 people died in these cars“, he said in Telegram. According to him, “The occupiers (Russians) attacked these civilians who tried to escape the bombings“. “This is cruelty without justice“, condemned. According to Sinekopov, governor of the Kharkiv region where the bodies were found, “Police and experts rushed to the spot“and”The investigation is ongoing“.
On Friday, an AFP team found the bodies of at least 11 civilians, shot to death in their cars, on a road abandoned by the Russians who withdrew from the region last week. The convoy seen by AFP on Friday was precisely on the road leading from the village of Kyrilivka, 70 km east of Kharkiv. At that location, the bodies were in or next to six vehicles. A minibus was completely engulfed in flames, with four bodies, one of which appeared to be in a child’s seat. The site where the dozens of civilians were found is the site of recent fighting between Ukrainians and Russians, as Kiev’s forces launch a major counteroffensive in the region.
in front Significant military difficulties, the Russian soldiers retreated further east across the Oskil River, but the Ukrainians managed to cross it, marking a major victory for Kiev. A pro-Russian separatist official, for his part, accused the Ukrainian military from Moscow of firing on a convoy of civilians in the Kharkiv region on Thursday, killing thirty people. Since the invasion began, Kyiv has denounced abuses by Moscow troops, allegations Russia has flatly denied.
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