The situation in Borodyanka, a town northwest of kyiv recently evacuated by Russian troops, is “much more horrible” that in Bucha, where massacres of civilians were committed that caused worldwide shock, the Ukrainian president declared on Thursday, Volodymyr Zelensky.
In this small town, “there are more victims” that in Bucha said Zelensky in a video, adding that “every crime will be clarified and its executioner found.”
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Shortly before, Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova announced on Facebook that rescuers had discovered 26 bodies in the rubble of two bombed-out buildings in the city, which had just over 13,000 inhabitants before the war.
But “it is impossible to predict” how many dead there were in the place, added Venediktova, for whom the town “It is the most destroyed city in the region.”
Deaths, torture and rape
“Only the civilian population was the target of the attacks: there is no military base here,” Venediktova wrote on Facebook.
The prosecutor stated that the Russians dropped cluster bombs and multiple heavy rocket launchers “that brought death and destruction.”
“There is evidence of war crimes by Russian forces at every moment,” added.
“The enemy cowardly bombed residential infrastructure at night, when there were more people,” Venediktova assured.
He also accused Russian soldiers of surrendering to “murders, torture and beatings” against civilians, as well as violations, for which the forces of order would be collecting evidence for local and international courts.
These macabre discoveries have been multiplying for days in the cities of this area devastated by the fighting.
Ukraine and Western countries accuse the Russian military of “war crimes” after dozens of bodies appeared, apparently civilians killed by a gunshot, in the Bucha streets, northwest of kyiv.
The Russian army entered Bucha on February 27, three days after the invasion of Ukraine, and remained in the city for a month.