International Journalists Report Russian Atrocities in Bucha, a City Located Near the Capital City of Khyiv
While Ukrainian soldiers were able to recapture towns and villages, many were shocked to find multiple bodies of dead civiliansi strewn on the road to Bucha. Even more heartbreaking are the harrowing stories of rape, plunder and mass killings that joutnalists gathered as increasing proofs of Russia’s war crimes against the people of Ukraine.
The organization of Human Rights Watch reported last Sunday that they had documented several of the war crimes in eastern and northern part of Ukraine. Included in the list is the murder and torture of Valentina Promac, a civilian who took refuge in her garage and refused to give the soldiers the gasoline they needed. Apparently, Russian soldiers are already desperate, hungry and fearful of the future that awaits them in Russia, for failing to win the war against Ukraine. .
Independent journalists who arrived at Bucha were met by dead bodies scattered and strewn across the streets, noting that some had their hands tied behind their back. They also found torsos wrapped in plastic bags as they apparently tried to hide in an outdoor concrete covering nearby. A woman who stayed inside her home and stood her ground behind her door appeared to have been peppered with bullets fired from outside her house. .
Behind the St. Andrew’s church, the soldiers and journalists found a hole filled with carelessly thrown dead bodies. The town’s mayor revealed that over 300 residents were killed, many of whom were buried in a mass grave.
Russia Maintains Its Propaganda by Calling the Bucha Atrocities as Lies
As the world learns with disbelief about the fate suffered by the people of Bucha, the Russian Defense Ministry simply dismissed them as lies spread by Ukraine to sway the European public’s opinion against Russia.
The Department continues to deny that there were incidences of violence in the city during the time the people of Bucha were under Russia’s control. The Russian government claims that the civilian massacre in Bucha was merely staged to portray Russia as the villain, in order to provoke further sanctions agasinst Russia and military actions against Russian soldiers.