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‘Streets Littered With Bodies’: Harrowing Footage Shows Russian Massacre Near Kyiv

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Harrowing footage has emerged online showing the atrocities committed by Russian forces in Ukraine. One of the videos shows over a dozen dead Ukrainians strewed across the street in the city of Bucha. Some of them appear to have their hands tied behind their back.

The graphic clips emerged after Ukrainian forces took over control of the town from Russian troops on Saturday.

The International Business Times reported that “nearly 300 people have been buried in a mass grave in Bucha, following the takeover of the town by the Ukrainian forces,” citing Kyiv’s Mayor Anatoly Fedoruk.

Sharing the disturbing images of the dead bodies lying on the road, Ukraine’s Ministry of defense tweeted: “New Srebrenica. The Ukrainian city of Bucha was in the hands of animals for several weeks. *Local civilians were being executed arbitrarily*, some with hands tied behind their backs, their bodies scattered in the streets of the city.”

In a separate tweet, the ministry claimed that Russian forces also tried to burn naked women. “Dead civilians are seen near a highway 20 km outside of Kyiv. Under the blanket are 4-5 dead naked women whom the barbarians tried to burn right there on the side of the road,” it wrote.

During an interview with Al Jazeera, Fedoruk said that the civilians were deliberately targeted by Russian soldiers.

“In Bucha, we have already buried 280 people in mass graves. The heavily destroyed town’s streets are littered with corpses. All these people were shot, killed, in the back of the head,” Fedoruk said adding that a 14-year-old was also executed.

The outlet reported that those executed were trying to flee the town after it was invaded by the Russian soldiers.

Suspecting that Russians might have booby-trapped the dead bodies,

The mayor said that it had not been possible to gather all the bodies yet out of fear that Russians might have booby-trapped the dead bodies, according to IBT.