Photo by Igor Zakharenko | Bogdanovka village, Kyiv region. April 8, 2022 | The license plate from the car was used for the future identification of the people buried at the site of their murder by the Russians.
It has been more than two months since Russian troops withdrew from their positions around Kyiv, yet newly-discovered bodies and mass graves are still turning up on a weekly and sometimes daily basis, underscoring the scale of atrocities committed by Vladimir Putin’s forces during their monthlong occupation near Ukraine’s capital. Ukrainians were horrified by the images of civilians lying dead in the streets and in improvised graves. After the horror of Russia’s assault, tens of thousands of people are trying to identify their loved ones while they still can.