The bodies of seven civilians have been retrieved from a mass grave in a forest near Bucha on the outskirts of the Ukrainian capital Kyiv, June 13, 2022.
Two of the bodies were found with their hands tied and gunshot wounds to the knees and the head, according to the Kyiv regional police chief Andrii Nebytov.
"Shots to the knees tell us that people were tortured," Nebytov said, as a crew worked on the exhumation of the grave close by.
Since the withdrawal of Russian troops from the Kyiv region at the end of March, authorities say they have uncovered the bodies of 1,316 people.
Nebytov said more than 200 of those remain unidentified.
The mass grave was located just behind a trench dug for a military vehicle.
Repeated discoveries of civilian killings in Bucha mean the town has become one of the most high-profile sites of investigation into possible war crimes being committed during the course of the Russian occupation. (AP)
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