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Ten Russian soldiers accused of war crimes in Bucha named by Ukraine prosecutor

The Ukrainian prosecutor has charged 10 Russian soldiers with atrocities in Bucha, where evidence of mass murders was found.

Prosecutor General Iryna Vediktova stated that the 10 soldiers of Russia ‘s64th Separate Motorized Rifle Ground Forces Brigade, who occupied the Kyiv suburb, were “involved with the torture of peaceful persons”.

She did not say that her office had been charged with criminal offenses in her Facebook post, but she appealed for the public’s help to find evidence.

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Moscow denies that it has targeted civilians.

Russian President Vladimir Putin honored the brigade for their work recently.

Ms Venediktova stated that the president is responsible for the actions of the soldiers as their commander in chief.

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“During the occupation in Bucha, they took unarmed civilians hostage and killed them with hunger, thirst, and kept them on their knees with hands and eyes taped. They mocked them and beat them,” Ms Venediktova stated.

She said that Russian soldiers threatened to shoot hostages and loot houses.

Names of the accused soldiers included Semyon Maltsev and Vasily Knyazev; Andrei Biyazev; Sergei Peskarev; Grigory Naryshkin; Dmitry Sergienko; Vyacheslav Laptev, Albert Radnaev; Mikhail Kashin, and Nikita Akimov.

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UN chief asks for war crimes investigation

On Thursday, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres visited Bucha and called for an in-depth investigation into alleged war crimes.

Ukrainian authorities stated that they are looking into thousands of possible war crimes including the killing civilians, bombing civilian infrastructure, torture and the use prohibited weaponry.

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What was the story in Bucha? Did Russian soldiers commit war crimes there?

The Bucha was left behind by the Russian troops.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Ukrainian President, reiterated his promise to hold Russian soldiers responsible for crimes in his nightly video address.

He said that some of the suspects may not survive to see a fair trial. However, this is only because the Russian brigade was transferred to Kharkiv. They will be retaliated against by our military.

Image: After the murder of civilians in Bucha, policemen are working on identification. Pic by AP
Image Police investigators and funeral service workers work with civilian bodies taken from the streets in Bucha

UK will send war crime experts to Ukraine

The UK announced that it would send an expert team to Ukraine to assist local authorities in investigating reports of war crimes.

Foreign Secretary Liz Truss stated that the team, which includes experts on conflict-related sexual violence and violence, will arrive in Poland in May.

“Russia brought barbarism to Ukraine and committed vile abuses, including against women,” Ms Truss stated.

“British expertise can uncover the truth and hold Putin’s regime accountable for its actions.” It will be justice.”


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