Prime Minister Boris Johnson has denounced Russia’s “despicable attack” on Ukraine and warned that “there will be no rest until justice is done”.
The prime minister said today after horrific photos showing the bodies of civilians slaughtered on Bucha Street near Irpin.
At least 20 bodies were seen on one road, all in civilian attire.
However, Ukrainian officials say 410 people have been found dead so far in a village near Kyiv and 300 people have been found dead in the bucha alone.
Among those found dead was a 14-year-old boy.
Many victims have revealed the Ukrainian passport of one of the victims, with their hands tied behind their backs and left next to the body.
There have also been widespread reports of rape and “mutilation of children” by Kremlin soldiers.
According to a report from nearby Irpin, a Russian kill squad shot women and girls and then ran over them with tanks. Moscow’s fighter jets are corpses trapped in booby, sources added.
It is said that Chechen forces were in control of the area at the time of the murder.
Russia has denied allegations that the military killed civilians.
Moscow said no residents were harmed by the violence of the Russian army and accused Kyiv of staging a horrific scene for the Western press.
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But Prime Minister Johnson has warned against disgusting photos of Russia committing war crimes in Ukraine.
He said the UK would respond by stepping up sanctions and military aid.
“I will do everything I can to starve Putin’s war machine,” he said.
He added: “No denial or disinformation in the Kremlin can hide the truth we all know. Putin is desperate, his invasion is failing and Ukraine’s resolve is stronger than ever.
“We are strengthening sanctions and military aid, and strengthening our humanitarian package to help those in need on the ground.
“The UK has been at the forefront of supporting the International Criminal Court’s investigation into the atrocities committed in Ukraine.
“The Attorney General has approved additional financial assistance and the deployment of professional investigators. We will not rest until justice is done.”
AFP reporters said at least nine of the bodies found in the aft car were believed to have been executed. Among them were two people with their hands tied behind their backs.
At least three were naked to the waist, and another man had his Ukrainian passport open next to him.
“Russia is worse than ISIS,” Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitro Kuleva said. They were killing civilians while they were leaving. Because of anger and just wanted to kill.
“The bodies are still being retrieved, but the number has already reached hundreds.”
President Volodymyr Zelensky told CBS’s Face Nation today:
“We are Ukrainian citizens. We have more than 100 nationalities.
It comes like this…
“It is about the destruction and extermination of all these nationalities.”
Deputy Mayor Anatoly Fedoruk said “all these people were shot”, adding that another 280 bodies were buried in cemeteries elsewhere in town.
“It looks like a war crime,” a spokesperson for Zelensky told the BBC.
“We found mass graves. We found people with their hands and legs tied … and with bullets and bullet holes in the back of their heads.
“They were obviously civilians and they were executed.”
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“We do not allow Russia to cover up its involvement in these atrocities through cynical disinformation,” Johnson said, condemning the horrific time after Foreign Secretary Liz Truss today called for an “investigation of a war crime” into the attack. not,” he claimed.
Referring to a village on the outskirts of Kyiv, she said:
“The indiscriminate attack on innocent civilians during Russia’s illegal and unjust invasion of Ukraine should be investigated as a war crime,” he said.
British Ambassador to Ukraine Melinda Simmons said: “Rape is a weapon of war. We do not yet know the full scope of its use in Ukraine, but it is already clear that it is part of the arsenal. As an intentional act of servitude, women raped girls in front of children and in front of their families. Rape is a war crime.”
The International Criminal Court in The Hague has already launched an investigation into possible war crimes committed in Ukraine.
Some Western leaders, including US President Joe Biden, have accused Russia’s Vladimir Putin of being a “war criminal”.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken called the image a “toy” and said those responsible should be held accountable.
A U.S. State Department spokesperson hinted that further action against Russia would be “soon”.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz also promised strong sanctions.
Human Rights Watch also said that the Russian military recorded cases of war crimes, including rape and summary executions, against civilians in the occupied areas of Chernigif, Kharkiv and Kyiv.
This comes after Ukraine said it had regained control of the Kyiv region with the withdrawal of Russian troops from the capital and around the city of Chernigif.
Ukrainian officials said on Saturday their troops had recaptured more than 30 villages and villages around Kyiv, claiming full control of the capital region for the first time since Russia began the invasion.
“The entire Kyiv region has been liberated from invaders,” Ukrainian Deputy Defense Minister Hannah Malyar said on Facebook.
But I fear that the soldiers are now regrouping for a new assault on the East.
And before they evacuated, they demolished houses, mined roads, and forced millions of people out of their homes.
“They are mining all this territory,” Zelensky warned in a video speech. “Houses are mined, equipment is mined, and even the bodies of the dead are mined.”
Ukrainian emergency services said more than 1,500 explosives were found in a single day while searching the town of Dmitryvka, west of the capital.