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Mass burial site discovered in liberated city of Lyman – Ukraine

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Russian President Vladimir Putin is celebrating his 70th birthday with little fanfare, and Ukraine claims to have liberated 2,434 sq km and 96 settlements in the east of the country, as the fighting enters its 227th day.

A Ukrainian serviceman climbs out of a shell crater in front of a social infrastructure building near the town of Lyman. (Reuters)

Saturday, October 8, 2022

Ukraine says mass grave discovered in newly liberated town of Lyman

Ukrainian authorities have discovered a mass grave in the recently liberated eastern town of Lyman, and the number of bodies it contains is unclear, regional governor Pavlo Kyrylenko said in an online post.

Separately, the Ukrinform The news agency quoted a senior police official as saying the grave contained 180 bodies.

Ukrainian troops freed Lyman from Russian control on Saturday.

Multiple explosions rock the city of Kharkiv in eastern Ukraine

A series of explosions rocked the city of Kharkiv in eastern Ukraine, sending towering plumes of illuminating smoke into the sky and triggering a series of secondary explosions.

The blasts came as Russia focused attacks in its increasingly troubled invasion of Ukraine on areas it had illegally annexed, while the death toll from earlier missile strikes on buildings in dwelling in the southern city of Zaporizhzhia increased to 14.

Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov said on Telegram that the morning explosions were the result of missile strikes that hit one of the city’s medical institutions, a non-residential building and other places.

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Source: TRTWorld and agencies