Hundreds found in mass grave in Ukraine's Izium

STORY: Oleh Kotenko, a Ukrainian official responsible for investigating cases of missing people, said he thought 20-25 people were buried in one grave, although its marker said 17 people were buried there.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who visited Izium on Wednesday (September 14) compared the discovery to alleged war crimes by Russian forces against civilians in Bucha in the early stages of war, in a video address overnight.

The mass grave discovered in the former Russian front-line town would be the biggest in Europe since the aftermath of the Balkan wars of the 1990s. Ukrainian forces retook Izium after thousands of Russian troops fled the area, abandoning weapons and ammunition.