Boutcha: Russia “categorically rejects” all accusations
Russia “categorically rejects” all accusations of mass murder of Ukrainian civilians by the Russian army in Boutcha, the Kremlin said Monday.
Boutcha: Moscow will investigate a “provocation” against the Russian army
Russia announced Monday it would investigate a “provocation” aimed at “discrediting” Russian troops in Ukraine, following the discovery of a large number of dead civilians in Boutcha, near Kiev.
“In order to discredit the Russian military, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry released to Western media images taken in Boutcha, in the Kiev region, as evidence of a mass murder of civilians,” a Defense Committee press release accuses. †
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Sunday accused Russia of committing “genocide” in Ukraine the day after the discovery.
Eight killed in South Ukraine bombings
Eight people were killed and 34 injured on Sunday in bombing raids by Russian troops on the cities of Ochakiv and Mykolaiv, in southern Ukraine, Ukraine’s prosecutor’s office said Monday.
“As a result of enemy shelling, seven residents of the city of Ochakiv were killed and 20 others were injured. In the city of Mykolaiv, one person was killed and 14 others injured, including a child,” the official said. release.
EU discusses ‘urgent’ new sanctions against Moscow
The EU is discussing “urgently” new sanctions against Moscow, particularly demanded by France and Germany, after the discovery of a large number of civilian bodies in the Kiev region, notably in Boutcha, indicated on Monday by EU High Representative Josep Borrel .
The EU “condemns in the strongest terms the reported atrocities committed by the Russian armed forces in several occupied Ukrainian cities, which have now been liberated,” Josep Borrell added in a press release.
Triumphantly re-elected, Hungarian Prime Minister Orban Zelensky calls an “adversary”
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban was re-elected with 53.35% of the vote in the parliamentary elections marked by the war in Ukraine and, in his victory speech, mentioned the “adversaries” he had to overcome to win. And underneath it a name: that of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
“We will never forget this victory, because we had to fight against a large number of opponents: the bureaucrats in Brussels, the international media or even the Ukrainian president,” he told his supporters.
Europhobe and notorious “putinophile”, Viktor Orban has distinguished himself since the beginning of the Russian invasion by his unwillingness to condemn Vladimir Putin’s decisions refusing to supply or transit arms supplies to neighboring Ukraine through his country. However, as a member of the European Union, Hungary has supported most of the economic sanctions against Russia enacted by Brussels.
Warsaw proposes an international commission of inquiry into the “genocide” in Ukraine
Warsaw proposes an international commission of inquiry into “the genocide” in Ukraine.
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The Spanish Prime Minister, in turn, speaks of a possible “genocide”
After the words of Volodymyr Zelensky on Sunday, it is the turn of the Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, to call for a possible “genocide” following the massacre attributed to the Russian army in Boutcha, during the war in Ukraine.
“We will do everything possible to ensure that those who committed these war crimes do not go unpunished and can appear in court, in this particular case before the International Criminal Court, to answer for these alleged cases of crimes against the humanity. , war crimes. and, why don’t you say it too, genocide,” Pedro Sánchez said at an economic forum.
Emmanuel Macron says he is in favor of new sanctions against Russia
Emmanuel Macron on Monday “proclaimed” the European Union deciding on new sanctions against Russia, citing oil and coal, after the discovery of hundreds of civilian bodies in the Kiev region.
“There are very clear indications of war crimes” in the small town of Boutcha, and it has been “almost established that it was the Russian army” that was there, the French president added on radio. France Inter†
On Sunday, the president of the republic tweeted that Russia must “account for itself”.
On the outskirts of Kiev, the Ukrainian army collects evidence of possible war crimes
Dozens and dozens of civilians were massacred in towns north of Kiev. Acts classified as “war crimes” by Ukraine and much of the international community.
On the ground recently liberated from the Russian invader, the Ukrainian armed forces are collecting evidence:
Mayor of Boutcha: “We are slowly recovering from the state of shock”
The city of Boutcha is “slowly recovering from the state of shock” it was in when hundreds of civilian bodies were discovered, the city’s mayor said.
“We are slowly recovering from the state of shock, we find our minds and we go back to work,” Anatoly Fedoruk explains on BFMTV, adding that a “team of psychologists and a demining team are active”.
The mayor of Boutcha also denounced “the looting” carried out by Russian troops in “all houses” of the city.
Civilians killed in Boutcha: Mayor denounces ‘manhunt’
The day after the discovery of hundreds of civilian bodies in Boutcha on the outskirts of Kiev, the city’s mayor denounced on BFMTV a “manhunt” led by Russian soldiers.
“We can classify the attitude of the Russian troops in Ukraine as a manhunt,” Anatoly Fedoruk said.
Authorities counted 290 bodies, including men, women and children, “all civilians”, but the mayor of Boutcha estimated the total death toll at 350, as not all locations have been “verified” yet.
Anatoly Fedoruk confirmed that many bodies bore the marks of torture.
Russia calls for UN Security Council meeting at Butcha on Monday
Russia has called for a UN Security Council meeting to rule on “hateful provocations” committed by Ukraine in Boutcha, where Russian troops are accused of atrocities against civilians.
“In light of the hateful provocations of the Ukrainian radicals in Boutcha, Russia has requested a meeting of the UN Security Council on Monday, April 4,” Russian Deputy Ambassador to the United Nations Dimitri Polianski tweeted.
Zelensky speaks at the Grammy Awards
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky intervened on Sunday in a speech recorded at the 64th Grammy Awards, equivalent to the Oscars for American music, to ask for support for his country in the throes of an invasion by Russia.
“War. What exactly is the opposite of music? The silence of cities in ruins and people killed,” President Zelensky, in his usual khaki t-shirt, launched before a performance by John Legend, along with Ukrainian artists, Mika Newton and Lyuba Yakimchukt. .
Zelensky blames Russian leaders for ‘killing’ and ‘torture’ in Boutcha
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Sunday that Russian leaders should be held responsible for “murders” and “torture” in Boutcha, a city northwest of Kiev recently taken over by Ukrainians and where many civilians have been killed.
“I want all the leaders of the Russian Federation to see how their orders are carried out. Orders like this (…). And they have a common responsibility. For these murders, for these tortures, for the weapons used by explosives (.. .) For the bullets fired in the neck,” he said in a video message, which switched from Ukrainian to Russian.
He added that a “special mechanism” would be created to investigate all Russian “crimes” in Ukraine.
Good morning all.
Welcome to this directly dedicated to the fortieth day of the war in Ukraine.