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A satellite image shows the expansion of new graves at a cemetery in Vynohradne, near Mariupol, Ukraine, March 29. (Maxar Technologies/Reuters)

A third mass grave has been discovered near Mariupol, the mayor of the beleaguered southeastern city told Ukrainian television on Tuesday.

In addition to the mass graves discovered in the villages of Mangouch and Vynohradne, “now we see that there is another”, Vadym Boichenko said.

New satellite images showed a mass grave in the village of Staryi Krym, according to the city authorities’ Telegram channel.

The footage showed trenches dug on the territory of the Old Crimean Cemetery, the city council said on Telegram.

They appeared on March 24, after the Russians occupied the village, and were about 60 to 70 meters long, the council said.

By April 7, according to new footage, part of the trenches had been covered, the council said, and the burial area had expanded.

“New trenches were recorded on April 24. The length of the mass grave increased to more than 200 meters,” he said.

Boichenko accused Russian forces of involving local people in mass burials in exchange for food.

“They [the locals] told us that we had to work “hours” to get food and water. Now there is not enough humanitarian aid in Mariupol, so people are forced to do it,” he said on Telegram.

CNN is unable to confirm the city’s account of the mass graves. The footage, from Planet Labs, was first reported by Radio Free Europe (RFE/RL) on Monday.

CNN has reviewed satellite images purportedly showing mass graves at Vynohradne, but it’s unclear beyond the ground disturbance what may have happened there.

Last week, Ukrainian officials identified the location of mass graves in Manhush near Mariupol after the release of satellite images collected and analyzed by Maxar Technologies.

On Thursday, Petro Andriushchenko, adviser to Mayor Mariupol, posted about the Manhush mass grave on Telegram.

“As a result of a long search and identification of places of collective burial of deceased residents of Mariupol, we have established the fact of arrangement and collective burial of deceased residents of Mariupol in the village of Manhush”, he wrote.

Andriushchenko – who is not in Mariupol but served as a clearinghouse inside the besieged city – said Russian forces had dug several mass graves, each measuring about 30 meters (about 100 feet). ), in Manhush, a town about 12 miles (20 kilometers) west of Mariupol.

On Tuesday, Boichenko repeated that some 20,000 Mariupol residents had died since the invasion began.

“The situation in Mariupol remains extremely difficult,” he said. “Enemy artillery is bombarding our fortress Azovstal”, the steelworks where Ukrainian soldiers and civilians are entrenched.

“There are women and children inside. A ceasefire is needed to start the evacuation. Unfortunately, there is no ceasefire,” Boichenko said. “People are running out of food, there is almost no drinking water. It’s a humanitarian disaster.”

Christi C. Elwood