A Ukrainian woman found her husband’s body, who had been missing for more than a month. The man was in the trunk of his car and suffered from multiple organ failure due to carbon monoxide poisoning.
Tanya Nedashkivska claims that Russian forces murdered her husband Vasyl in Bucha, Ukraine. (Photo courtesy of Reuters/EPA/Rex)
This is the heartbreaking scene of a Ukrainian widow mourning her husband in their Bucha home’s garden.
After her lover Vasyl Ivanovych, a naval officer, was detained by Russian forces, Tanya Nedashkivska went on the hunt for him.
She recognized his corpse by his shoes and pants a few days later — one of two bodies left to rot in a building’s basement.
Tanya described him as “mutilated” and “cold.” ‘They swung him around a little. He’d been tortured, disfigured, and shot in the head.’
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The heartbreaking photographs are among numerous that have emerged from a hamlet near Kyiv where the bodies of randomly killed citizens litter the streets.
More than 400 victims — disfigured, with hands tied and point-blank gunshot wounds – were discovered in Bucha after Russian soldiers retreated from the region to concentrate their operations on other sections of the nation.
Tanya visits her husband’s grave in their yard to pay her respects (Picture: Reuters)
Tanya searched for him for days before discovering him in the basement of a building. (Photo courtesy of Reuters)
In case the corpses were booby-trapped, Ukrainian forces had to use cables to remove them off the roadway from a distance.
During an interview with CBS News Friday night, President Volodymyr Zelensky declared the tragedy amounted to “genocide.”
‘Indeed, this is genocide – the annihilation of a country, a people,’ he remarked.
‘We are Ukrainian citizens.’ We have almost a hundred different ethnicities. All of these nations are being destroyed and exterminated.’
Officials discovered what seemed to be ‘just like war crimes,’ including the remains of slain people and mass graves, according to his spokesman Sergey Nikiforov.
‘We have already buried 280 victims in mass graves in Bucha,’ mayor Anatoly Fedoruk said earlier on Sunday to the AFP news agency. ‘All of these folks were shot in the back of the head and murdered.’
Putin’s invasion preparations included summary killings by his military and intelligence agencies, which we already knew about. The allegations of citizens being executed-style killed in freed regions are terrible and terrifying. https://t.co/Yea1Lhsqe6
— April 3, 2022, Richard Moore (@ChiefMI6)
Ukrainian troops survey Russian military equipment that has been damaged (Picture: EPA)
Civilians’ dead are carried away from mass graves excavated by Russian forces by volunteers (Picture: Getty)
People cry in front of a mass burial in Bucharest (Picture: Getty)
The streets of Irpin and Bucha, which have been freed, are littered with battle debris and dead (Photo: Press Wire/REX/Shutterstock).
The charges were disputed by Russia’s defense ministry, which said that all images and recordings claiming ‘crimes’ by Russian forces in Bucha were a ‘provocation.’
According to the statement, no residents of Bucha have been harmed by Russian forces.
Russian’s ‘despicable strikes’ on Ukrainian residents in Irpin and Bucha have been criticized by Western politicians, including Boris Johnson.
No amount of denial or deception from the Kremlin, according to the Prime Minister, can hide the fact that President Vladimir Putin is ‘desperate’ and that ‘his invasion is failing.’
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Emmanuel Macron, the French president, also responded to the heartbreaking images.
‘The sights we see from Bucha, the town near Kyiv that has been freed, are very distressing,’ he added.
‘Hundreds of people were slain in the streets in a cowardly way. My thoughts go out to the families of the victims, and I stand with Ukrainians.
‘These atrocities should be held responsible by the Russian government.’
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