Zelensky visits Bucha, on his way to the city hospital, e accuses Russian soldiers of being “butchers” after the Ukrainian army found a torture chamber with the corpses of five civilians with their hands tied behind their backs. In a video message, Zelensky addresses the mothers of Russian soldiers: “Even if you raised looters, how could they have also become butchers?”. Biden calls for a war crimes trial against Putin, announcing that it is studying new sanctions against Moscow. The High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, also speaks of “possible war crimes”. Kuleba, Bucha tip of the iceberg, in Mariupol it is worse. Moscow, ‘for war crimes start with Iraq and Iraq’. The Kremlin rejects all accusations and Lavrov talks about “staging of the West and Ukraine on social media”.
BIDEN WANTS TO PROCESS PUTIN – Joe Biden calls for a war crimes trial against Vladimir Putin. “What is happening in Bucha is a war crime.” US President Joe Biden said this when he announced that his administration is studying new sanctions against Moscow. “Putin is brutal, what happened to Bucha is horrible,” he added. “We must continue to provide Ukraine with the weapons it needs.” Joe Biden said this when talking about the horrors of Bucha. The American president said that “we need to reconstruct all the details of what happened and hold a trial for war crimes” against Russia.
THE REPLY OF MOSCOW – If the Americans want to investigate war crimes, “let them begin with the bombing of Yugoslavia and the occupation of Iraq”. This was stated by the spokeswoman of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, commenting on the proposal of US President Joe Biden to create a court for war crimes of the Russians in Ukraine. “As soon as they finish, they can move on to nuclear bombing Japan,” Zakharova added, quoted by Interfax.
The Russia will present “material” on what happened to Bucha in a press conference today in New York. This was stated by Foreign Minister Serghei Lavrov quoted by TASS.
ZELENKSY A BUCHA – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky visited the city of Bucha, where he went to the city hospital. “This is the Holocaust of the new millennium, it is a tragedy for Ukraine, but also for Europe and the world,” said the president of the Ukrainian parliament Ruslan Stefanchuk in Bucha, Ukraine, after going to the mass graves. where there are dozens of bodies of villagers killed. Zelensky has accused the Russian soldiers of being “butchers”, the same word used in recent days by US President Joe Biden for Russian President Vladimir Putin. In a video message Zelensky described the Russian armed forces as “murderers, torturers, rapists, looters” and then, addressing the mothers of Russian soldiers and referring to what happened in Bucha, he added: “Even if you have raised looters, how can they have also become butchers? … They killed deliberately and with satisfaction“.
THE OSSERVATORE ROMANO – “Horror: there is no other word that better describes what happened in Bucha”: the Osservatore Romano writes on the front page and publishes a photo of the massacre in the city in Ukraine and comments on it with the words spoken yesterday from the Pope on war: “The spirit of Cain”.
JOINT EU-KIEV INVESTIGATIONS ON CRIMES IN BUCHA – “The EU has set up an investigation team with Ukraine to gather evidence on war crimes and crimes against humanity. The EU is ready to step up its efforts by sending field investigation teams to support the Ukrainian prosecutor’s office. . Eurojust and Europo are ready to help “. This was stated by the president of the EU Commission Ursula von der Leyen that today she had a telephone conversation with Volodymyr Zelensky about the Bucha massacre. “The harrowing images seen cannot and will not be left without answers. Those who committed these heinous crimes will not go unpunished,” she adds.
Meanwhile, the mayor of Mariupol said that 90% of the besieged city was destroyed.
THE SITUATION ON THE FIELD – On the 40th day of conflict and while the Russian offensive in the south of the country intensifies with the city of Mykolaiv hit in the early morning by some missiles launched by the Russian army. Missile attack also in Ternopil, a city in western Ukraine, the capital of the region of the same name. The general staff of the Ukrainian armed forces, as reported by UNIAN, denounces that street fighting continues in Mariupol and the Russian aggression forces have launched 8 air attacks. Posting new photos of the city, taken by the Azov regiment, which has been defending it for more than a month, the general staff commented: “Mariupol today. 40 days ago the city was beautiful. The occupants took our spring. They burned, maimed. , plundered … And for this there can be only death. Death and no forgiveness “. Meanwhile, in the basement of a school in the village of Yahidne, in the Cernihiv region, “the Russian occupiers held 150 people hostage, including women and children. Those who died were left next to the living, the living suffered hunger, fear, pain , despair “. This was reported by the governor of Cernihiv Oblast Viacheslav Chaus who also posted photos on Fb.
SANCTIONS – The horror of war therefore shows its crudest face with the massacre of civilians carried out in Bucha, from where hundreds of corpses emerge. “The European Union strongly condemns the atrocities committed by the Russian armed forces in a number of occupied Ukrainian cities, which have now been liberated.” This was stated by the high representative of the EU for foreign policy Josep Borrell in a note. “The EU will continue to strongly support Ukraine and urgently move forward in drawing up further sanctions against Russia.”
For Kiev it is genocide, while Moscow denies it, stating that it is a provocation by the Ukrainians to block the negotiations. Russia today “categorically” rejected all accusations about the massacre of civilians in Bucha: the Kremlin made it known. “The situation in Bucha is a staging of the West and Ukraine on social networks”. This is said by the Russian Foreign Minister Serghei Lavrov taken up by TASS.
On the atrocities in Bucha attributed to the Russians, “these areas we speak of have either been under the occupation, under the control of the aggressor, by Russian troops, or have been bombed by the aggressor. So, of course, there is no one else who could have committed these atrocities“The EU spokesman Peter Stano said when asked about the fact that they are attributed to Russia before the outcome of an investigation.” Obviously there must be an investigation “, he added, already announced by the International Criminal Court and the ‘Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.
“It is difficult to say how, after all that has been done, we can have any kind of negotiation with Russia. This is on a personal level. But as president, I have to. Every war must end,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky told the audience. CBS, quoted by the Kyiv Independent. Zelensky said he is committed to continuing peace talks with Russia despite the atrocities committed in Ukraine. The Ukrainian army found in Bucha a torture chamber used by Russian soldiers with the corpses of five civilians bent forward and their hands tied behind their backs. The news is reported by the UNIAN agency. Russian troops reportedly used the basement of a local children’s sanatorium called “Radiant”.
Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin – Tass writes – has signed the decree on retaliation measures on visas for hostile countries.
“The images of Bucha’s atrocities have left us dismayed. Those responsible will have to account for what happened“, said Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio speaking in Zagreb, at the end of the Upper Adriatic Trilateral with his Slovenian and Croatian counterparts.” Italy reiterates its firm condemnation for the unacceptable and unjustifiable Russian aggression “and” he will not back down, not even on the Russian gas sanction “.” Italy – he added – will not veto Russian gas sanctions “.
HUMANITARIAN CORRIDORS – Humanitarian corridors are also planned today from Mariupol to Zaporizhia by car, that is, privately, as well as from some cities of the Lugansk region. This was announced by the Head of the Ministry of Reintegration Iryna Vereshchuk on Telegram hailed by Uktainian Pravda. Meanwhile “15 buses for the evacuation of our people have already left Zaporizhia for Mariupol. The Red Cross delegation plans to continue to Mariupol from Mangush with 7 buses”. Authorities continue to evacuate people from the cities of Severodonetsk, Popasna, Lysychansk, Rubizhne and the Lower Luhansk Region.
Surprisingly, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky spoke at the Grammys one night asking for “help, but not with silence”.