Mass burial sites grow in Ukrainian city bombarded by Russia. The Ukrainian city of Mariupol was a major strategic target for the Russians. Thousands of civilians had died by the time Mariupol fell to the Russians in May and much of the city had been destroyed. Recent satellite images from Maxar show that three mass burial sites near Mariupol have been growing since spring. The Centre for Information Resilience analysed the images of Staryi Krym for the BBC’s Panorama programme and concluded that 1,500 new graves had been dug there since it last analysed images at the site in June. It now estimates that more than 4,600 graves have been dug there since the beginning of the war, although it says it cannot know how many bodies are buried at the site. Survivors in the city have spoken about their experiences.

Source: BBC