Exhumations continue in Izium, according to Volodymyr Zelensky

Cover image: It is in a forest located at the western entrance of the city of Izioum that 446 tombs were discovered. Within 48 hours, the bodies were carefully exhumed and cataloged by the Ukrainian national police and forensic doctors. Izium, Ukraine, September 17, 2022. SAMUEL GRATACAP FOR “THE WORLD

  • The Czech Presidency of the European Union called on Saturday, September 17, for the creation of a special international court after the discovery of hundreds of bodies buried near Izioum, a town recaptured from the Russians in eastern Ukraine, where continued the battle. “On the 21ste century, such attacks against the civilian population are unthinkable and heinous”Czech Foreign Minister Jan Lipavsky, whose country holds the rotating presidency of the European Union, said on Twitter on Saturday.
  • Ukrainian authorities reported on Friday that “450 bodies of civilians with signs of brutal death and torture” buried in a tree outside Izioum. In his daily speech, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced on Saturday evening that “The excavation process continues”. “New evidence of torture found”he added.
  • Ukrainian human rights official Dmytro Lubinets spoke “Probably more than a thousand citizens of Ukraine were tortured and killed in the liberated territories”.
  • The United States and the European Union expressed their anger, holding the Russian leadership responsible. Must do in Moscow “liable”, assured the head of European diplomacy, Josep Borrell. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said she wants Russian President Vladimir Putin to face international justice for war crimes.
  • For his part, the President of the United States, Joe Biden, once again warned his Russian counterpart against the use of chemical or nuclear weapons in Ukraine. “This will change the course of the war, as it has not been since the Second World War. (…) Don’t, don’t, don’t”urged Mr. Biden on CBS, promising a response “fruit” in the United States if this step is taken.
  • On the ground, where Ukrainian forces armed with the West have gained thousands of square kilometers thanks to a counter-offensive in the North-East, fighting and bombing continues. In Kupyanskcontinued last week by the Ukrainian forces, the fighting continues with the Russian army entrenched on the eastern side of the river Oskil, journalists from Agence France-Presse noted
  • It used to be a thermal power plant “bombed by Russian invaders” Saturday morning in Mykolaivka, said Pavlo Kyrylenko, the governor of the Donetsk region (East), in Telegram, indicating that Ukrainian firefighters are fighting the fire and that the bombing caused drinking water.
  • russian army, who denied targeting civilian infrastructure or residential areas, claimed to have carried out strikes on “high precision” against the positions of Ukraine in Mykolaiv and Kharkiv regions.
  • The Zaporizhia nuclear plant has been reconnected to the Ukrainian grid, which makes it possible to ensure the cooling of the installations, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) announced on Saturday. Clashes between the Russians and Ukrainians near the plant in recent weeks led to the shutdown of all of its reactors.

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