MADRID, 4 Apr. (EDITIONS) –
Aerial images of the American company Maxar Technologies have identified a mass grave in the Ukrainian city of Buchalocated northwest of kyiv.
Satellite images from Maxar found the first signs of excavation on March 10 on the grounds of the Church of St. Andrew and Pyervozvannoho of all Saints, in the city of Bucha.
Probable excavation of earth near the church of St. Andrew and Pyervozvannoho of all Saints, in the city of Bucha (Ukraine) on March 10, 2022 – Satellite image ©2022 Maxar Technologies
Later, on March 31, a ditch approximately 45 feet long (13.7 meters) appeared southwest of the temple.
Mass grave in the Ukrainian city near the Church of Saint Andrew and Pyervozvannoho of all Saints, in the city of Bucha (Ukraine) on March 31, 2022 – Satellite image ©2022 Maxar Technologies
Around 340 bodies have been recovered in the Ukrainian city of Buchalocated on the outskirts of the capital, kyiv, since the withdrawal of Russian forces from the town, amid accusations against Russia for its alleged responsibility in the massacres, as reported by a Ukrainian media outlet on Monday.
The images of civilian corpses in the streets of Bucha after the withdrawal of Russian troops has caused the condemnation of multiple countries, among them Spain, who have requested that the “war crimes” perpetrated in the town be investigated. Meanwhile, from Russia, the Ministry of Defense has denied that its forces have committed war crimes during their occupation and assures that it is a “staging of the kyiv regime for the Western media.”
State of a street in Bucha, Ukraine on April 3, 2022 – Matthew Hatcher / Zuma Press / ContactPhoto