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New mass grave points to war crimes in Mariupol, Ukrainian officials say

By Paulina Villegas

21 Apr 2022 · 3 min read

New satellite images show a mass grave in the Russian-occupied village of Manhush, located about 12 miles west of Mariupol, a discovery that Ukrainian officials say is evidence of war crimes against civilians in the strategic port city.

The images, provided Thursday to The Washington Post by Maxar Technologies, show several rows of graves in four distinct sections, each measuring nearly 280 feet. The company's review of the images indicates the new graves appeared between March 23 and March 26 and that there are now more than 200 burial plots alongside an existing cemetery.

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