the Ukrainian president Volodimir Zelensky visited this Monday bushinga small town about 50 kilometers from Kiev recently recovered by Ukrainian troops and where the Russian army is accused of committing a “slaughter“Against the civilian population. “See what happens every day when our fighters enter and reclaim territories“, he has declared Zelenski to the media, including AFPdressed in a flak jacket and accompanied by Ukrainian soldiers, on a street in the city ravaged by fighting.
Zelenski spoke to the press during a visit to this city recovered by the occupying Russian troops. “They are war crimes and will be recognized as genocide“, he has declared. The Ukrainian president recalled “thousands of people killed and tortured, with severed limbs, raped women and children killed“.
Ukraine accuses the Russian army, which invaded the country, of committing a “massacre” in Bucha, north-west of Kyiv. The Russian army has occupied Bucha since February 27 and the city has been inaccessible for more than a month. Saturday the AFP saw the bodies of at least 22 plainclothes on the streets of Bucha, including bodies next to a bicycle or with shopping bags next to them. They also saw a dead body with its hands tied behind its back.
The cause of death could not be determined immediately, although two people had a large head injury. According to the mayor of the city, Anatoly Fedorukabout 300 people were buried in “mass graves“a bushing. The images posted by Bucha sparked a wave of international condemnation, accompanied by promises of new sanctions against Russia.
While, fly denies killing civilians Bucha despite trials traveling the planet. The Kremlin assured that experts from the Russian Defense Ministry discovered signs of “fake videos“. Yesterday one of them had said that a corpse was moving: later it was discovered that it was the bright reflection of a vehicle.
The crimes of Bucha
The killings of civilians in Bucha by Putin’s forces cast further doubts on the nature of Russian military modernization, revealing “a leadership failure at all levels” And it will backfire on Vladimir Putin’s plansthe magazine assured this Monday The Economist in an extensive chronicle of the massacre.
“For weeks of fighting, Russian troops in the territory around Kiev were hit by Ukrainian forces. As they retreated from emerging farms and suburbs like Bucha and Irpin, they left behind the remains of tanks and armored vehicles, as well as loot they couldn’t take with them. But the Russians also left evidence of summary executions and random killings, war crimes on a terrible scale. “wrote the influential British publication.
Second The Economist, the massacre, which at least according to the Ukrainian Attorney General has left 410 civilians killed, proves the backwardness of the Kremlin troopscontradicting the Russian narrative about an alleged modernization of the army.
“In the 1990s, the country’s armed forces were a post-Soviet mess, starved of resources, besieged by corruption and infected with intimidation. The recruits were still deprived of dignity and mistreated. This should have changed after years of reforms after the Russo-Georgian war of 2008. The size of the army was reduced and contained more professional soldiers, ”wrote the influential British publication. “None of that alleged progress was seen on April 3 in Bucha, on the north-western outskirts of Kyiv.”
(With information from AFP and agencies) .-