Zelenksy Alleges 'Torture' and 'Executions' in Bucha as Russia Retreats

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky accused Russian forces of torturing and executing hundreds of people in areas including Bucha and Hostomel, in an address posted to Facebook on April 3.

“I want every mother of every Russian soldier to see the bodies of the killed people in Bucha, in Irpin, in Hostomel,” Zelensky said. “What did they do? Why were they killed?”

“War crimes in Bucha and other cities during the Russian occupation will also be considered by the UN Security Council on Tuesday,” he added.

Ukraine’s Ministry of Defence released footage on April 3 showing destruction in Bucha following the retreat of Russian forces from the area.

Graphic video released by the Ukrainian military on the same day showed bodies strewn across the streets of Bucha.

The Washington Post, citing two sources, reported the latest brutalities have prompted Biden administration officials to discuss intensifying their sanctions campaign against Russia.

On Sunday Russia denied Ukrainian allegations that it had killed civilians in the Ukrainian town of Bucha, describing footage and photographs of dead bodies as a “provocation” and a “staged performance” by Kyiv. Credit: Volodymyr Zelensky via Storyful

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