Nearly 300 bodies lying on the streets of Bucha as Russian forces executed civilians of Ukraine
According to the reports, on Saturday, almost 300 dead bodies were lying in the streets of Bucha in Ukraine. The war-torn country and Western Nations accused Russian armed forces after the discovery of mass graves of executed civilians near Kyiv. President Zelensky promised to investigate and prosecute all Russian army’s crimes in International Criminal Courts. The bodies were lying in the street in Bucha, with some dead bodies bound by their hands and feet prior to being shot.
City’s mayor Anatoly Fedoruk told the news agency that nearly 280 bodies had been buried in mass graves. Officials said 57 people were found in one briskly dug ditched behind a church. US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken says “We strongly criticize atrocities by Kremlin forces in Bucha and across Ukraine. We are following accountability using every tool accessible tool available, recording and sharing the information to hold accountable those who are responsible.”
Around 10 were additionally unburied or only partially covered by soil. Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Drymto Kuleba said it was a ‘deliberate massacre’, meanwhile, President Volodymyr Zelensky said Russian forces were executing ‘genocide’. In this situation, Ukrainian Spokesperson Sergiy Nikiforov said earlier, that the Bucha Killing looks exactly like war crimes.
Until now, the UN refugee agency said “nearly 4.2 million Ukrainians have run off from the country, with around 40,000 pouring into neighboring countries in the last 24 hours alone”. The International Organization for Migration has estimated that Nearly 6.48 million were estimated to be displaced inside Ukraine.
Taking note of this, many Western leaders, including US President Joe Biden, have already accused Russia’s Vladimir Putin of being a “war criminal”. According to the reports of Human Rights Watch, Russian troops may have committed possible war crimes against non-combatants, including rapes and summary execution. During the peace talks, Russia’s chief negotiator Vladimir Medinsky said it was too soon for a top-notch meeting between the presidents Zelensky and Putin on ending the conflict.
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