The commander of Russian troops who are strongly suspected to be behind the horrific massacre in Bucha has been named as Lt Colonel Azatbek Omurbekov who leads the 64th Separate Motorised Rifle Brigade.
Lt.Col Omurbekov oversaw the atrocities in the Kyiv region which included women and young girls being raped, shot dead and burned.
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Oleksiy Arestovych, an adviser to Ukrainian President said that the streets in Bucha were littered with dead civilians and also in the Kyiv suburbs of Hostmel and Irpin.
In Irpin another report claimed that kill squads shot dead women and young girls and then drove over them with tanks.
Arestovych described the scenes as something “from a horror movie” as there is clear evidence that residents were tortured, mutilate, raped and then burned.
On Sunday Russia was accused of genocide after “mass graves” were found one with around 280 civilians and another containing some 300 “executed” civilians.
Volunteers group Tretya Sila reported, “In Bucha there was a military unit 51460 from the village of Knyaze-Volkonskoye, Khabarovsk region… Soon all these murderers, rapists and looters will be known by name.”
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.”