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Berdiansk teenage execution: Russians will not release bodies to families for burial

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June 30,2023 451
Berdiansk teenage execution: Russians will not release bodies to families for burial

Russians in the temporarily occupied Berdiansk are not giving the parents of the murdered teenagers – Tyhran Ohannisian and Mykyta Khanhanov – a certificate of permission for burial. Removing the boys’ bodies from the morgue for burials is impossible without this “document.” In addition, the occupiers are closely guarding the morgue, citizens of Berdiansk told Ukrainska Pravda.

“They will not issue a certificate – the case was sent to Melitopol, and that’s it. And without this piece of paper, the bodies are in the morgue and can’t be taken. You have no idea what place we are living in. We have no rights… And there is no one to turn to, to whom to complain… ” locals said.

Russians did not allow Tyhran Ohannisian’s grandmother to identify her grandson’s body. Only Mykyta Khanhanov’s relatives could see and recognize both boys.

The occupiers killed two Ukrainian teenagers for their pro-Ukrainian position on June 24. Before that, the invaders pursued, held captive, and tortured the boys allegedly for preparing sabotage on the railway. The Investigative Committee of Russia charged the teenagers with “violations” of the article, which provides for 10 to 20 years of imprisonment. Ukrainian Ombudsman Dmytro Lubinets said that Russia extrajudicially executed two minors.

Cover: UP