In Ukraine, Bones of War Dead Re-emerge to Stir Political Passions

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The calls come in with distressing regularity: A man, out for a walk in the forest, stumbles on a human shinbone; another, digging a basement for a house, finds a skull.

Sadly, as is so often the case in this city swept by murderous Soviet and Nazi armies on the eastern front in World War II, the first sightings often lead to even more disturbing discoveries.

The basement, for example, held more than 240 skeletons, and an excavation crew has still not finished clearing it out. The site in the forest turned up no fewer than 11 mass graves and a still uncounted number of skeletons.




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