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Ukraine: in tears, he recognizes the body of his brother among the victims of the Boutcha massacre

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After the war crimes committed by the Russians in Boutcha, the bodies of the victims were deposited in a mass grave. A week later, the remains were presented to the population to identify them.

How not to crack in such a painful moment? Images of the Boutcha massacre, near kyiv, went around the world when they were unveiled a week ago. With these corpses of civilians strewn on the ground, they illustrated perfectly the horror of the war. Indescribable with words.

But after amazement, fear, anger and sadness, comes the difficult time of identification. The bodies of the civilians, buried on March 10, were presented to the population in order to identify them, so that they have the right to a dignified burial. Among these men and women, who died for nothing, Vova recognized her 32-year-old brother among about twenty corpses presented Friday by the Ukrainian scientific police.

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How am I going to tell my mother? How will she be able to bear it? And her 7-year-old daughter?

He confided in our colleagues from BFMTV: “They killed him for nothing, he was just walking in the street. But why?” he asks without waiting for an answer. “It’s the fourth, you can close the bag,” he then tells the forensic science.

The tears of a Ukrainian discovering the remains of his little brother in #Bucha in #Ukraine \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6pic.twitter.com/JKgZVk1ydj

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Filled with pain, he can no longer stay in front of these bodies lying on the ground, and covered by plastic bags. In tears, he is comforted by a woman but can’t help but think out loud: “How am I going to tell my mother? How will she be able to bear it? And her 7-year-old daughter? C she’s just a child.”

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Identify all bodies

It will however be necessary to do it well, especially since from now on, the bodies of the victims so far placed in a cold room will be entitled to a burial. The men from the district attorney told our colleagues that there were still around a hundred bodies to be identified, this work could take several more days. It will then be necessary to repair the broken destinies. But this time it’s the work of a lifetime.

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