The New York Times Reveals How Russian Soldiers Executed Men in Bucha, Ukraine

In the midst of the war that has been waged for nearly 4 months in Ukrainian territory, after Russian troops invaded, on February 24, the territory of that country, within the framework of what they have called ‘a special operation‘, and after the multiple complaints of violation of rights that have been raised from inside and outside that country, referring to war crimes, the American newspaper The New York Times, has revealed images captured in the city of Buchawhich denote the responsibility of the uniformed usurpers.

The videos used by the aforementioned media outlet to support their statements are part of multiple tests that, in different spaces, have been shared by users of social networks, and that, at the time, were captured by residents of the city of Bucha, and by drone-type devices, which also documented what happened during days of incursion and control by the Russians.

The city of Bucha has become one of the Ukrainian places, where the crudeness of the Russian action has been made clear, even evidencing the execution of some residents, who, in addition to being shot, had also previously been subjected to acts of torture, as evidenced by forensic reports, after dozens of bodies were found abandoned in the streets, an act that was also complemented by the discovery of common pits.

In the videos, the treatment of prisoners given to some ordinary citizens was evidenced, whom they captured and moved to specific places, forcing them to walk in line, and under the threat of weapons wielded by Russian soldiers, who at the Sometimes they issued strong insults against their victims.

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According to the New York Times report, some of the videos used for analysis correspond to recordings obtained last March, a few days after Russia began deploying its contingents.

In one of them, you can see the Russian military leading some citizens intimidated, while in others, captured by residents of the areas to which the detainees were taken, they show minutes before the execution, where the uniformed usurping troops, dispose their victims.

In one of the videos, a citizen, who records from a house near the place where a group of bodies was later found, can be heard narrating what he sees from his window, describing that they have arranged to a group of about a dozen arrested against a fence

One of the clues that allowed the New York Times to connect the dots in the thread of videos and images about the treatment of victims refers to a man with a bright blue sweatshirt, who is seen in a video being led by armed soldiers, and his image later appears in a photograph where the dimension of the tragedy is captured, with multiple bodies abandoned in the streets.

Another of the exposed evidence corresponds to testimonies of citizens who affirm that the Russian soldiers took an office building to make it their base, a place to which they took several hostages, who were never seen leaving alive.

According to the New York Times, despite the fact that from Russia, at the time what was denounced in Russia was described as a setup to increase international disrepute derived from its occupation of Ukraine, warning that the photographs on the piles of corpses were false, the investigation that the medium reveals is the object of a thorough investigative work that included the visit of its collaborators to the area of ​​the tragedy, where In addition to contrasting the documentary material referred to photographs and videos, it was also possible to collect the testimonial evidence.

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Regarding the specific event of the group of men found dead in the vicinity of the aforementioned fence, the testimonies indicate that they were local citizens who, in the midst of the contingency, had been forced to remain in the city to join the forces of the endurance, unable to flee in the company of their children and wives.

“They were husbands and fathers, workers in grocery stores and factories who led ordinary civilian lives before the war,” details the Times publication, warning that these they did not have any military training, and had joined the Army a few days ago.

The place where they were found was located a few blocks from their respective homes.

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