Clad in a light jacket and military personnel walking beside him, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky toured Bucha, a newly liberated suburb of Kyiv, on Monday, witnessing first-hand the devastation there. shocked the whole world.
Zelensky became visibly emotional as he surveyed the carnage inflicted on civilians and accused Russia of genocide.
He told reporters on the street: “Every day we find people in crates, cellars. “Some were strangled, some were explicitly tortured… We know thousands of people killed and tortured with their limbs amputated, women raped, children murdered.”
As Russian forces withdrew last week, the people of Ukraine and the rest of the world began to see the brutal extent of the cruelty inflicted on the occupied town, where the Russians were accused of mass murder. often indiscriminately. The photos show the bodies of civilians littering the streets, with several Ukrainians found tied up with deadly gunshot wounds to the back of their heads. The woman’s body was found stripped naked and burned.
“These are war crimes and they will be recognized as genocide by the world,” Zelensky told reporters, adding that Russians “treat people worse than animals.” CNN reported.
He said that “key leaders of the top countries” deciding whether “Ukraine should be a member of NATO” should go to Bucha and see “how the flirting with the Russian Federation ends.”
Realizing the barbarism of the Russian military will also affect the negotiation process, he said.
“It’s very difficult to talk about,” said Zelensky, “it’s very difficult to negotiate when you see what they’ve done here.”
In an interview with CBS News’ Facing the nation on Sunday night, Zelensky repeatedly accused Putin of targeting Ukraine with genocide.
“We have more than 100 nationalities. This is about annihilation and annihilation of all these nations… This is why we are being destroyed and destroyed,” he said. “This is the torture of the whole nation.”
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