President Volodymyr Zelensky last week announced the discovery of a "mass grave" in Izyum after it was recaptured from the Russians.

At one burial site, more than 440 graves dating between March and September 2022 were discovered.

Investigators have exhumed the bodies of at least 17 Ukrainian soldiers from one. A cross over the grave bore the inscription: "Ukrainian army, 17 people. Izyum morgue." The authorities say there are more than 440 tombs because the last number entered on the crosses is 445, AFP noted.

Some of the crosses are made from varnished wood and also carry names and dates.

Investigators say about 100 bodies have been exhumed.

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