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Satellite images recently released on Thursday appear to show the existence of a new – and growing – mass grave site outside the Ukrainian city of Mariupol.
The site is located at the northwest corner of Manhush, a town about 20 km west of Mariupol, and spans an already existing cemetery, according to Maxar Technologies.
“According to recent media reports, Russian soldiers took the bodies of people killed in Mariupol to this location,” the company said in a statement.
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“A review of our satellite imagery from mid-March to mid-April indicates that expansion of the new set of tombs began between March 23-26, 2022 and has continued to expand over the past two weeks. “, he added.
Maxar Technologies says the images show four new tomb sections placed in rows, with each section measuring approximately 279 feet long.
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Overall, more than 200 new graves have appeared at the site, he also said.
Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed victory in Mariupol on Thursday, but President Biden later said that claim was “questionable”.
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