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Russia-Ukraine war: More than 900 bodies of civilians found in Kyiv region, says police

More than 900 bodies of civilians were discovered in the region around the Ukrainian capital

Russia-Ukraine war: More than 900 bodies of civilians found in Kyiv region, says police
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The head of Kyiv's regional police force said on Friday that more than 900 bodies of civilians were discovered in the region around the Ukrainian capital following the withdrawal of Russian forces, AP reported.

Andriy Nebytov said the bodies were abandoned in the streets or given temporary burials. He also said that 95 per cent of the bodies discovered had gunshot wounds.

"Consequently, we understand that under the (Russian) occupation, people were simply executed in the streets," AP quoted Nebytov as saying.

The Ukrainian authorities had earlier accused the Russian forces of committing war crimes and informed that almost 300 people were buried in a mass grave in Bucha, a town outside Ukraine's capital Kyiv.

On Friday, Russia's Defense Ministry promised to ramp up missile attacks on the Ukrainian capital in response to Ukraine's alleged aggression on Russian territory.

Russian authorities accused Ukraine of wounding seven people and damaging about 100 residential buildings with airstrikes in Bryansk, a region bordering Ukraine, AP reported.

Russia also accused Ukraine of sending helicopters across the border to attack several Russian towns.

On Thursday, Russia admitted that its Moskva warship had sunk following an explosion. While Russia claimed a fire on board the Moskva caused the sinking, Ukraine said their forces struck a key Russian warship with missiles.

The removal of Moskva, which had the capacity to carry 16 long-range cruise missiles, reduces Russia's firepower in the Black Sea.

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