Olga Sukhenko, the mayor of the Ukrainian town of Motyzhyn, her husband and their son were kidnapped on 23 March as they refused to comply with the demands of Russian troops.
The Associated Press reported that a local resident told them that Russian troops were targetting officials and murdered those who did not comply with them.
Sukhenko, her husband Igor and her son Alexander whereabouts was not known since they were kidnapped on 23 March but were found buried on Saturday.
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The Motyzhyn resident, who was identified only as Oleg said that Russian troops executed and thrown into pit behind some houses, another citizen was also allegedly shot and thrown down a well.
In Irpin another report claimed that kill squads shot dead women and young girls and then drove over them with tanks.
On Sunday Russia was accused of genocide after “mass graves” were found one with around 280 civilians and another containing some 300 “executed” civilians.
— NEXTA (@nexta_tv) April 4, 2022
Bucha’s Mayor Anatoly Fedoruk said that 280 other bodies were buried in mass graves elsewhere in the town by Russian soldiers.
He told AP: “All these people were shot.
“These are the consequences of Russian occupation.”
He added, “Any war has some rules of engagement for civilians. The Russians have demonstrated that they were consciously killing civilians.”
The Mayor of Motyzhyn, Olha Sukhenko, was kidnapped by the Russians on March 23.
Her husband convinced them to let him come with her too.
Hours later, the Russians returned for their son.
The bodies of the family, brutally tortured, were found yesterday.
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— Visegrád 24 (@visegrad24) April 3, 2022
Wladimir Klitshcko, world boxing legend and brother of Kyiv mayor Vitali Klitschko, posted a Twitter video from Bucha.
The video showed civilians which were “shot in the head with their hands tied behind their back.”
He said, “What happened here and everywhere in Ukraine, this is not a special operation, this is not military objects.
“This is civilians, they have been shot in the head with their hands tied behind their backs. This is genocide of the Ukrainian population.”
Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky has accused Russian troops of “genocide” and told the US news channel CBS, “This is genocide. The elimination of the whole nation and the people.
“We are the citizens of Ukraine. We have more than 100 nationalities. This is about the destruction and extermination of all these nationalities.
“We are the citizens of Ukraine and we don’t want to be subdued to the policy of the Russian federation and this is the reason we are being destroyed and exterminated.
“And this is happening in the Europe of the 21st century, so this is the torture of the whole nation.”