Ukraine observes a minute of silence in the tribute of the victims of the Koryukivka massacre.
One of the most horrible tragedies of the WWII took place on March 1-2, 1943 in Koryukivka village, Ukraine. According to historians, 7,000 people were killed in the result of the Nazi punitive operation. 1,290 houses were burned down and only 10 brick buildings and a church survived.
According to forensic evidence, the deaths were brought on particularly by shootings from assault rifles, heavy machine guns blow with blunt objects and burning. Some people were burned alive. On March 9, the Germans returned to Koryukivka and burned alive some elderly people who had returned to the village after escaping thinking it was safe.