Six more bodies of civilians killed by Russians found in liberated town of Lyman
Mass graves with bodies of soldiers and civilians discovered after liberation of town (Photo:REUTERS / Zohra Bensemra)
Six more bodies of Ukrainian civilians killed by the Russian army have been found in the liberated city of Lyman in Donetsk Oblast, regional governor Pavlo Kyrylenko reported on Telegram on Oct. 15.
In addition, according to Kyrylenko, on Oct. 14 Russians killed two civilians in Bakhmut, Donetsk Oblast. Six more residents of the region were wounded yesterday.
The day before in liberated Lyman investigators completed the exhumation of corpses from a mass grave of Ukrainian soldiers. The bodies of 34 Ukrainian defenders were recovered from the mass grave.
At the same time, the exhumation of the bodies of those killed in another mass grave in Lyman — about 200 graves — continues. As of Oct. 11, 78 bodies, including that of a one-year-old baby, have been exhumed in the liberated towns of Sviatohirsk and Lyman.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Oct. 2 that Lyman had been completely cleared of Russian troops.
The day before, the Russian Defense Ministry said that the Russian military had allegedly withdrawn "to more favorable positions."
At the same time, the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported on Oct. 1 that the Ukrainian military had surrounded a grouping of thousands of Russian soldiers.
According to the spokesman for the Eastern Group of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Serhiy Cherevatyi, the Ukrainian military managed to capture some of the enemy troops who were surrounded in Lyman. Others of them were killed, and an unknown number escaped the encirclement.
The Ukrainian flag was officially raised over the liberated town of Lyman on Oct. 4.
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