Zelenskyy posts emotional video on anniversary of Bucha’s liberation
A dump with destroyed Russian troops and civilian cars in Bucha almost a year after the liberation of the city from the invaders (Photo:Gleb Garanich/File Photo/Reuters)
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has published an emotional video on the anniversary of the liberation of the town of Bucha and Bucha district of Kyiv Oblast from Russian occupation in late March 2022.
The video, posted on Facebook on March 31, shows the movement of Russian troops in the town in the first days of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
“Bucha and Bucha district. 33 days of occupation,” Zelenskyy wrote.
“More than 1,400 deaths, including 37 children. More than 175 people were found in mass graves and torture chambers. 9,000 Russian war crimes. 365 days since it is a free Ukrainian city once again. A symbol of the atrocities of the occupying country’s army. We will never forgive. We will punish every perpetrator.”
After the Russian invasion forces fled from Kyiv Oblast, the world saw the aftermath of their atrocities, with hundreds of civilians having been killed, and their bodies dumped in mass graves. The bodies of peaceful citizens tortured and killed by Russians were also found strewn across the streets in the towns of Bucha and Irpin, as well as near the Kyiv-Zhytomyr highway.
On April 14, 2022, the Ukrainian parliament voted to declare the actions ofRussia and its army as genocide of the Ukrainian people.
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