A Ukrainian authorities official accused a Russian solider on Monday of murdering Ukrainian civilians in a number of citing surrounding Kyiv, stealing their private gadgets and sending them again to his household in Russia.
“Here is the officer of russian special forces. He murdered and robbed civilians in Bucha, Irpin, and Hostomel. And now, he is sending all the stolen items to his family at one of BL post offices,” Mykhailo Fedorov, who serves because the Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine and Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine, wrote on Twitter.
The tweet continued, “There are thousands of them, but we will find every killer.”
The claims made by Fedorov comes as Ukraine officers proceed to accuse Russia of committing warfare crimes and “genocide” in Bucha, and different cities surrounding the nation’s capital of Kyiv. Conflict continues to rage between Russia and Ukraine, with Ukrainian’s ministry of protection lately claiming that Ukrainian navy forces regained management of Kyiv, forcing Russian troops to retreat.
On Monday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky traveled to Bucha and stated, “These are war crimes and they will be recognized by the world as genocide.”
He continued, “We are aware of thousands of people killed and tortured, with their limbs cut off. Raped women, murdered children. I believe this is genocide.”
In addition to Zelensky, Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko additionally accused Russia of committing “genocide.”
The mayor of Bucha, Anatoly Fedoruk additionally made comparable feedback throughout an interview with CNN’s New Day this morning, on which he stated, “We get the impression that Russian occupiers got the green light from [Vladimir] Putin and the Russian defense minister to have a safari in Ukraine.”
In a tweet on Sunday, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres wrote, “I am deeply shocked by the images of civilians killed in Bucha, Ukraine.”
“It is essential that an independent investigation leads to effective accountability,” Guterres added.
While talking to reporters earlier on Monday, U.S. President Joe Biden known as Russian President Vladimir Putin a “war criminal.”
However, throughout a press convention afterward Monday, U.S. nationwide safety adviser Jake Sullivan stopped in need of saying Russia dedicated genocide.
“We have seen atrocities, we have seen war crimes, we have not yet seen a level of systematic deprivation of life of the Ukrainian people to rise to the level of genocide,” Sullivan stated.
Newsweek has been unable to independently confirm the claims made by Ukrainian officers in regard to crimes allegedly dedicated in Bucha.
Despite the claims made by Ukraine, Russian officers have denied any involvement. According to The Washington Post, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stated on Monday that “another fake attack was launched in the city of Bucha.”
“After the Russian military personnel left from there in accordance with plans and agreements, a few days later they staged this fake, which is being dispersed through all channels and social networks by Ukrainian representatives and their Western patrons,” Lavrov stated, in response to the Post.
Newsweek reached out to ministries of overseas affairs in each Ukraine and Russia for remark however didn’t obtain a response in time for publication.