defense minister UkraineOn Sunday (3), Oleksiy Reznikov said that Russian forces raped, killed and shot civilians. See the video above.
He called for the “new Nuremberg trials” – a reference to the courts that condemned the Nazis’ crimes in World War II.
“This is not a special operation, this is not a police act,” he said at a destroyed airport near Hostomil in the Kyiv region. “They are racist, fascist and inhuman, they simply committed crimes against civilians and raped, killed and shot in the back of the head. The whole world needs to know that.”
The corpses of civilians are abandoned on the streets of Bucha, Ukraine.
According to the Attorney General of the Arab Republic of Egypt Ukraine, Irina Venediktova, 410 bodies of civilians were found around the capital, Kyiv. Many of these bodies were scattered in the streets of Bucha after the Russian army withdrew from the area.
The United Nations said, on Sunday, that the discovery of mass graves in the city itself raised serious questions about possible war crimes.
“I am deeply shocked by the images of civilians killed in Bucha,” said UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
Temporary grave in Bucha, Ukraine – Photo: REUTERS / Zohra Bensemra
Watch AFP reporters At least 20 dead bodies in only one streetAll of them wear civilian clothes. On Saturday, Ukrainian officials said about 280 people had been buried in mass graves.
“They were all shot,” commented the mayor of Bucha, Anatoly Fedoruk.
Human Rights Watch, a prominent human rights organization, issued a statement saying it had found “several cases of violations of the laws of war by Russian military forces” in territory under the control of Ukraine. Russia.
Bucha is located 60 km from the capital of Ukraine, Kyiv – Photo: Arte g1
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky accused Russia from committing genocide in their own country.
“This is actually genocide,” Zelensky told CBS’ “Face the Nation.” “The elimination of an entire nation and people.”
Zelensky’s comments came a day after Ukrainian forces recaptured the town of Bucha.
“We are citizens Ukraine We do not want to submit to the policy of the Russian Federation. Zelensky declared that this is the reason for our destruction and extermination. ”
A man is pictured next to a grave in Bucha, Ukraine (Photo: REUTERS/Mikhail Balenchak)
Asked if Russian President Vladimir Putin would be held accountable, Zelensky said others shared the blame.
“I think that all the military commanders and all those who gave instructions and orders should be punished as they should,” he said.
Ukrainian soldiers look at a wreck in Bucha, near Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine. (Photo: Reuters/Zohra Bensemra)
Ministry of Defense Russia This Sunday, he denied that his forces had killed civilians in Busha. It said in a statement that all Russian units left the city on March 30, and that the pictures and photos showing the dead bodies were “another provocation.”
The Russia Allegedly, the “Special Military Operation” is aimed at weakening the Ukrainian armed forces and targeting military, not civilian, facilities.
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