A mayor from a Ukraine village was reportedly among those executed and dumped in a mass grave that was captured by satellite images.

Identified as Olga Sukhenko, the Ukrainian mayor was allegedly kidnapped, executed and then dumped into the shallow grave together with her husband and son.

Satellite images showed a 45-foot long trench that was dug in Bucha, part of killings that were branded as “genocide.”

Sukhenko was believed to have been kidnapped by Russian troops last Mar. 23. It was added that troops had tortured and murdered her whole family according to Anton Herashchenko, an adviser to the Ukrainian interior ministry, Reuters reported.

“The occupiers suspected they were collaborating with our military, giving us locations of where to target our artillery,” Herashchenko said. “These scum tortured, slaughtered and killed the whole family,” he said, naming Sukhenko, her husband, Ihor Sukhenko, and their son, Oleksandr.”

Even more disturbing was the shallow grave spotted in a forest near a farm just outside Motyzhyn. One of the bodies found allegedly had his head taped while another was seen in a well near the burned-out farm, where black burn marks climbed up its few remaining walls.

The killing of the mayor was confirmed by Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk. It was added that there were 11 mayors and community heads taken into Russian captivity across Ukraine.

They were also among the estimated 410 civilians who have been removed from Kyiv-area towns in what President Volodymyr Zelensky called a “genocide.’’

The images were shared by Maxar Technologies, which collects and publishes satellite imagery of Ukraine.

The discovery of the mass grave has been condemned by world leaders on Monday, Apr. 4.

One of them, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, called for the punishment of those behind the killings while Estonia Prime Minister Kaja Kallas said the photos of bodies scattered in the city “recall the mass killings by Soviet and Nazi regimes.”

Russia continues to dismiss the Bucha reports and branded them as false information. They continue to bat that they do not target civilians in their alleged military operations.

A partially buried body is seen in a mass grave in the town of Bucha, northwest of the Ukrainian capital Kyiv on April 3, 2022.
A partially buried body is seen in a mass grave in the town of Bucha, northwest of the Ukrainian capital Kyiv on April 3, 2022. Getty Images | SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP

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