An investigation conducted by the New York Times has produced new evidence of Russian soldiers marching a group of unarmed civilians across a road to a block of flats moments before they were executed.
The video shows Russian soldiers committing war crimes in the town of Bucha which is on the outskirts of the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv.
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The New York Times obtained two videos showing Russian paratroopers can be seen marching a group of men at gunpoint.
The video shows the civilians in a line hunched over, holding the belts of those in front of them, with some holding their hands over their heads.
The video was filmed on the 4 March by a security camera but Russia has repeatedly denied committing any war crimes during its occupation in Bucha were horrific crimes were committed.
New evidence — including three videos obtained by The New York Times — shows how Russian paratroopers rounded up and executed at least eight Ukrainian men in Bucha on March 4, a likely war crime. https://t.co/EnA2q943Ds pic.twitter.com/BRMDeGo0u6
— The New York Times (@nytimes) May 19, 2022
The chief prosecutor from the International Criminal Court (ICC) declared in April that Bucha as a “crime scene” where hundreds of civilians were executed by Russian troops.
A 16-year old girl was found with a gun shot in the back of head in her garden after being raped by Russian soldiers and was named as Karina Yershova.
At the time the ICC’s Karim Khan, spoke in Bucha, he said, “We’re here because we have reasonable grounds to believe that crimes within the jurisdiction of the court are being committed.
“We have to pierce the fog of war to get to the truth.”
The Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in April that there is clear evidence of “inhuman cruelty” toward women and children across Kyiv and in Bucha.