Ukrainian military load bodies of Russian soldiers into refrigerated wagons


Communal workers carry the body of a civilian in the town of Bucha, not far from the Ukrainian capital of kyiv on April 3, 2022. US and NATO leaders expressed shock and horror at new evidence of atrocities against civilians. in Ukraine and warned that Russia Troop movements away from kyiv did not indicate a withdrawal or an end to the violence. On April 4, 2022, the Kremlin rejected accusations that Russian forces were responsible for killing civilians near kyiv. “We categorically reject all accusations,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.

Ukrainian military authorities loaded the bodies of Russian soldiers collected after fighting in the kyiv and Chernihiv regions into refrigerated wagons on Friday.

Volodymr Lyamzin, head of Ukraine’s civil-military cooperation, said his country was acting in accordance with international law and was ready to return the bodies to Russia.

“According to the norms of international humanitarian law, and Ukraine strictly follows them, after the active phase of the conflict ends, the parties must return the bodies of the military of another country.

“Ukraine is ready to return the bodies to the aggressor,” he said.

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Lyamzin said that there were several refrigerated trains stationed in different regions of Ukraine where the bodies of Russian soldiers were kept.

Several hundred bodies were being stored in a facility on the outskirts of kyiv filmed by Reuters.

“One hundred corpses of Russian occupants are stored in this refrigerated train. Most of them were brought from the kyiv region, there are some from the Chernihiv region and also some other regions,” Lyamzin said.

Moscow calls its invasion of Ukraine a “special military operation” to demilitarize a neighbor that threatens its security. Ukraine denies posing a threat and says Russia is waging a war of aggression that has killed thousands of civilians, uprooted millions more and destroyed cities and towns since the conflict began in late February.

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