The bodies of nine civilians were found on Wednesday in Borodianka, near Kiev, some of which showed “signs of torture,” police in the Ukrainian capital said Wednesday night.
“The occupiers killed these people, and some of the victims show signs of torture,” local police chief Andrei Nebytov accused on Facebook.
According to Kiev, Borodianka was the site of “civilian massacres” in March, when Russian troops occupied the city.
On Wednesday, four buses also managed to leave the Ukrainian port of Mariupol with civilians through the opening of a humanitarian corridor, said Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Verechtchuk.
The evacuation of civilians is expected to continue today, as the city appears to be under Russian control after nearly two months of siege.
Russia launched a military offensive in Ukraine on February 24, and according to the UN, the actual numbers are likely to be much higher.
The military offensive has already displaced more than 12 million people, more than 5 million of them out of the country, according to the latest UN data – the worst refugee crisis in Europe since World War II (1939-1945).