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Ukraine’s Government Says Russia’s Massacre in Bucha Is Likely “Tip of the Iceberg”

HeadlineApr 05, 2022

Russia faces growing global outrage as mounting documentary evidence reveals war crimes committed by Russian troops in Ukraine. On Monday, Ukrainian officials said the mayor of the town of Motyzhyn near the capital Kyiv was tortured and summarily executed by Russian soldiers, along with her husband and son. Local residents said the victims’ bodies were discovered bound and blindfolded in a pit. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is addressing the United Nations Security Council today as members review allegations that Russian troops intentionally murdered civilians in the town of Bucha, northwest of Kyiv. On Monday, Zelensky and other Ukrainian officials said images out of Bucha showing Russian atrocities could be just the “tip of the iceberg.”

President Volodymyr Zelensky: “For now, only in Bucha, it is known that there have been more than 300 people killed and tortured. The number of casualties will probably be much higher when the entire town is checked. And this is only one town, one of many Ukrainian communities which the Russian forces managed to capture.”

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