The troops of Russian dictator Vladimir Putin have clearly committed genocide in numerous towns and villages in Northern Ukraine.
An advance of the Ukrainian troops and a retreat of Moscow’s forces exposed hundreds of corpses left in streets and cellars.
From War Crimes to Genocide
Vastly outgunned Ukrainians have managed to stop the Russian advances and even started counterattacking in key regions of their country occupied by Putin’s brutes.
Some of the gravest Russian war crimes in Ukraine are known to have occurred all over the map of the invasion.
The region of the latter has seen Ukrainian civilians resisting the invasion in innovative ways, including by killing Russian troops by serving them poisoned pastries and counterfeit liquor.
However, some of the most horrifying sights in the Russian war were exposed on Saturday when Ukrainian troops advanced northeast of Kyiv to several towns and villages they’ve liberated from the Russians.
All the northeastern suburbs of Kyiv have been found bearing traces of the Russians’ barbarity, with corpses of Ukrainian civilians lying in the streets.
In one case, 20 bodies were found left in a single small street in the town, with the corpses of military-age men killed in genocide-style execution committed by the retreating Russians.
New Srebrenica. The Ukrainian city of Bucha was in the hands of 🇷🇺 animals for several weeks. *Local civillians were being executed arbitrarily*, some with hands tied behind their backs, their bodies scattered in the streets of the city.#RussianWarCrimes pic.twitter.com/outzejdidO
— Defence of Ukraine (@DefenceU) April 2, 2022
Pictures of some villages freed in Kyiv region, specifically Bucha, are devastating. Dead people lying outside of their houses, in what can only have been a “zachistka” – systemic execution of the men of each house. One body in front of every house. pic.twitter.com/6dQmp849tc
— Stanislav Aseyev (@AseyevStanislav) April 2, 2022
Ukrayna'nın başkenti Kiev'in kuzeyinde bulunan Bucha kentinde 300 kişilik toplu mezar bulundu…
Ayrıca tek bir sokakta sivil giyimli 20'den fazla erkek cesedi bulundu… pic.twitter.com/DmAlZIVdT9
— Mehmet Emin Oğuz🌟 (@GencFilozof72) April 2, 2022
Bucha massacre was deliberate. Russians aim to eliminate as many Ukrainians as they can. We must stop them and kick them out. I demand new devastating G7 sanctions NOW:
-Oil, gas, coal embargo
-Close all ports to Russian vessels and goods
-Disconnect all Russian banks from SWIFT pic.twitter.com/oZkCAETCQp
— Dmytro Kuleba (@DmytroKuleba) April 3, 2022
⚡️Zelensky reacts to photos of civilians killed by Russians in Bucha:
"Mothers of Russian soldiers should see that. See what bastards you've raised. Murderers, looters, butchers."
Photo: AFP via Getty Images. pic.twitter.com/Ae4CNCZicV
— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) April 3, 2022
Horrifying and unthinkable footage from #Bucha, Ukraine. In one of the apartments, the #Russian invaders set up a HQ with two rooms: the first one was a torture chamber, in the second, civilians were shot in the back of the head while tied up. pic.twitter.com/vZI03HVb0E
— Giorgi Revishvili (@revishvilig) April 3, 2022
Cellars Packed with Mutilated Corpses
A report by UK-based newspaper The Times cited fighters from Ukraine’s territorial defense units who revealed they discovered mutilated bodies of a total of 18 people inside a cellar.
Among those were women and underage children, some as young as 14.
Anatoly Fedoruk, the mayor of Bucha, announced on Saturday night that rescue teams had to bury in mass graves a total of 280 corpses found lying in the street.
The mayor dwelled on the fate of the civilian men who were executed with a head shot to the back of their heads, including a 14-year-old boy.
Many of those killed in cold blood by the Russian murders had white bandages on their arms, a sign that they weren’t armed and weren’t Ukrainian fighters.
According to Fedoruk, the town mayor, Putin’s troops slaughtered entire families of refugees – including the women, children, and grandmothers.
These horrific murders took place as the wretched souls were trying to cross the local Buchanka river. From this point, they were trying to flee to the territory to the south controlled by the Ukrainian forces.
Earlier on Saturday, a former top UN prosecutor, who prosecuted genocide and war crimes in the former Yugoslavia and in Rwanda, said Putin must get an international arrest warrant.
This warrant needs to be implemented against Putin for the atrocities committed on his orders in Ukraine.
💬@ZelenskyyUa: Bucharest, NATO Summit Declaration. April 3, 14 years ago. There was a chance to prevent, so that 🇷🇺 didn’t come. Bucha, Kyiv region. Now. 🇷🇺 has come.
Mothers of 🇷🇺 soldiers should see that. See what bastards you've raised. Murderers, looters, butchers. pic.twitter.com/0ngZnNNZTT
— Defence of Ukraine (@DefenceU) April 3, 2022
Russian army left Ukrainian town of Bucha after having executed probably hundreds of civilians. Bodies are laying around with hands tied. I have questions to Scholz, Merkel, Steinmeier, Maas, Baerbock, Lambrecht, Gabriel, Platzeck and others. pic.twitter.com/nfkEqvqAeU
— Sergej Sumlenny (@sumlenny) April 2, 2022
It's not Putin. It's Russians.
Russian fascist invaders of Europe executed almost everyone in temporarily-occupied Bucha. pic.twitter.com/ChPmhoDeNh
— Michael MacKay (@mhmck) April 2, 2022
What is happening in Bucha is genocide.
Taking every man 16-60 outside of his home, tying his hands and killing him in the street is genocide.
Raping women in front of their children, killing them and leaving them outside naked is genocide.
All of it is a threat of more.
— Elizabeth C. McLaughlin (she/her) (@ECMcLaughlin) April 2, 2022
🔴 A further mass grave containing 57 bodies has been discovered in a suburb outside Kyiv, the latest in a string of massacres reported in areas abandoned by Russian forces.
Read the latest here ⬇️https://t.co/xM8byGXUcO
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) April 3, 2022
If Bucha doesn't make Germany, Italy and the rest of the EU to declare an embargo on Russian energy by Monday afternoon, likely nothing in this war will. This is not an army, not a state, this is a drug cartel with tanks. Their drug is energy and the EU are willing addicts
— Eugene Finkel (@eugene_finkel) April 2, 2022