Forensic investigators are examining 1,084 bodies of civilians found in the Kyiv region following the withdrawal of Russian forces, according to the police.
Andrii Nebytov, the head of police for Kyiv region, said the bodies had been examined by forensic investigators following the recapture of the region by Ukrainian forces.
"Currently, the number of dead bodies is 1,084, they were examined by investigators and taken to forensic facilities," Nebytov said, adding:
These are civilians who had nothing to do with territorial defense or other military formations. The vast majority -- between 50 percent and 75 percent -- are people killed by small arms -- either a machine gun or a sniper rifle, depending on the location."
Nebytov said that more than 300 bodies have not yet been identified, adding: "I’d like to appeal to the citizens: inform us about your acquaintances and relatives who have disappeared and are not in touch. Do not wait."
Investigators in the Kyiv region and other parts of Ukraine wrested from Russian control said they have found widespread evidence of the killing of civilians by Russian forces.