The Eyes on Russia team has been monitoring the expansion of several mass graves and
gravesites in Ukraine since the beginning of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.
This is the first report of its kind to review, update and bring together data on burial sites around Ukraine. It provides a comprehensive, visual overview of the death toll resulting from Russian military action in Ukraine.
Many of the identified graves have been only viewable remotely, with access to many of the sites largely restricted due to the areas being under Russian occupation, making analysis of satellite imagery all the more important.
The Eyes on Russia team started to closely examine many of these sites after Russian forces left the town of Bucha. Grim stories emerged of the unlawful treatment and killing of civilians, as well as mass graves.