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Russian military burn their dead near Melitopol – Ukraine’s Defense Ministry

10 August, 2023 Thursday
17:59

Russian soldiers’ bodies are transported by trucks and cremated in open spaces within the temporarily occupied Zaporizhzhia region. The population suffers from a pungent odor

This was reported by Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine, Hanna Maliar.

"Now there are active hostilities everywhere on the frontlines. A lot of enemy fighters are dying. The command of the Russian occupying forces is trying to conceal the real losses of personnel and carry out burials in the temporarily occupied territories without transporting the remains to Russia," Maliar said.

Near the temporarily occupied city of Melitopol in the Zaporizhzhia region, Russian forces are cremating the bodies of their soldiers in the open almost continuously. According to the deputy minister, the dead are delivered by trucks.

Civilians have been exposed to the distinctive acrid smoke for an extended period, causing them significant discomfort and distress.

In addition, Russian troops bring the dead from the Kherson direction to the morgue of the Chaplynka district hospital. The bodies are buried at two locations, one of which has an area of up to 100 hectares.

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