A damaged building is pictured, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Kharkiv. File/Reuters
A Ukrainian official says authorities have found the bodies of 44 civilians in the rubble of a building destroyed by Russia in March.
Oleh Synehubov, the head of Kharkiv’s regional administration, made the announcement Tuesday via a message on social media. Izyum is in the Kharkiv region.
He said the five-story building had collapsed with the civilians inside.
He said: "This is another horrible war crime of the Russian occupiers against the civilian population!”
Izyum is an eastern Ukrainian city that Russia has been holding as a key front-line node.