< "Forty-four bodies of civilians were found in Izum (…) in the wreckage of a five-story building destroyed in the first ten days of March," Kharkiv Regional Governor Oleg Shingo told the Telegram.
He explained, according to Ukrainian media, that the residents of the city remove the debris, “when there are no bombings” and while the area is a theater of heavy fighting.
The governor of Kharkov did not specify under what circumstances the bodies were located, nor by whom, with the city of Izium and its environs having been occupied by Russian troops, who took control of it. on April 1, weeks later For its part, the Kharkiv region prosecutor's office announced that it had launched an investigation into “violation of the law of war and premeditated killings,” adding that 14 bodies had been identified.
“According to the investigation, between March 7 and 10, 2022, the Russian army systematically bombed the city of Izium”, the press release of the Ukrainian prosecutor's office states.