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Russia calls Security Council meeting over Bucha

Moscow insists the incident was staged by Kiev to accuse Russian military of atrocities
Russia calls Security Council meeting over Bucha

Moscow will convene an extraordinary meeting of the UN Security Council over an incident in the Ukrainian town of Bucha, Russia’s deputy permanent representative to the organization, Dmitry Polyansky, said on Sunday. Ukraine has accused Russia of massacring civilians in the town, while Moscow dismissed the incident as having been staged by the Kiev forces.

“In light of the blatant provocation by Ukrainian radicals in Bucha, Russia has demanded a meeting of the UN Security Council to be convened on Monday, April 4. We will bring to light the presumptuous Ukrainian provocateurs and their Western patrons,” Polyansky said in a Telegram post.

Graphic footage from Bucha, a town to the northwest of Kiev, emerged over the weekend, showing multiple bodies clad in civilian clothing scattered around. Kiev was quick to blame the Russian military for the incident, with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba alleging it was a “deliberate massacre.”

“The Bucha massacre was deliberate. Russians aim to eliminate as many Ukrainians as they can. We must stop them and kick them out. I demand new, devastating G7 sanctions NOW,” Kuleba said on Twitter.

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Top Western politicians were quick to back and amplify Kiev’s claims, with NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg branding the incident “a brutality against civilians we haven’t seen in Europe for decades.”

“And it’s horrific, and it’s absolutely unacceptable that civilians are targeted and killed, and it just underlines the importance of, that this war must end. And that is President Putin’s responsibility, to stop the war,” Stoltenberg told CNN.

A similar stance has been taken by many other officials, with some explicitly pinning the blame for the ‘massacre’ on Moscow. French President Emmanuel Macron said, for instance, that “Russian authorities will have to answer for these crimes.”

Moscow, however, has firmly rejected any involvement, accusing Kiev of staging the whole affair to frame Russian troops. The country’s Defense Ministry said Russian troops pulled out of the town on March 30, with the local mayor confirming this in a video address a day later without mentioning “any local residents laying shot in the streets.” The purported “evidence” of the incident emerged only four days after the withdrawal, when Ukrainian intelligence and “representatives of Ukrainian television arrived in the town,” the military added, stressing that multiple inconsistencies show that the affair “has been staged by the Kiev regime for Western media.”


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The European Union will tighten sanctions against Russia and strengthen Kiev’s support in defense issues, according to German Foreign Minister Anna Lena Berbock on Twitter. European officials attribute this decision to the reports of the Ukrainian authorities about the events in Bucha.
The Russian Defense Ministry confirmed that Kiev’s information about the mass killings in the Ukrainian Butcha is not true, and the footage was staged.
The Russian Defense Ministry stated that all the facts irrefutably confirm that the photos and video frames from Bucha are another staging of the Kiev regime for the Western media, as it was a case in Mariupol with the maternity hospital, as well as in other cities.
It was added that:
— All units of the Russian troops completely withdrew from Bucha on March 30, and these shots appeared on the 4th day after that, when SBU officers and representatives of Ukrainian TV arrived there;
— During the stay of Russian soldiers in Bucha, not a single civilian was injured;
— 452 tons of humanitarian aid were delivered and issued to civilians by Russian servicemen in the settlements of the Kiev region.
Following the withdrawal of Russian forces from the Kiev region, towns located near the capital where fierce fighting has just ended are now the main area covered by the Ukrainian media. Footage shared by locals days ago confirmed that there were civilians killed in fierce clashes that broke out during the Russian withdrawal.
As soon as Ukrainian journalists reached the area, the streets of Bucha turned out to be covered by corpses. Obviously, Russian servicemen are blamed of mass shooting on civilians when leaving the area.
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This video from Bucha was shared by almost all Ukrainian media at once. In the rearview mirror you can see a Ukrainian zombi getting up, likely to give an interview to the reporters.
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According to the Ukrainian media reports, civilians were shot dead by Russian servicemen when running out of the town. This likely should be a reason why the corpses are laying all together.
In the video, one can see:
all the dead are lying face down;
people lie mixed up a body with demonstratively tied hands is seen next to the dead without tied hands, someone is laying next to a bicycle, a few meters away there are bodies with white armbands (sign for civilians in the areas under the Russian control);
there almost no blood near the dead who were allegedly shot dead by Russian servicemen at close range along the road;
there are no women and children, only male bodies seen on the video;
one of the dead is getting up.
Russian forces left the city on March 30. It took four days to prepare fake shocking reports from Bucha.
In general, the installation spread by the MSM clearly shows the approaches that have been repeatedly used in Syria within the anti-Russian propaganda campaign.
More footage from the area leaves no questions on who is behind shelling on civilians. Soon after Russian forces left the town, Ukrainian militants of the so-called territorial defence entered Bucha. They deliberately shot all men who had no blue armbands.
This was confirmed by the video published by the leader of the Kiev territorial defence, Sergei Korotkov, call-sign “Bossman”, on April 1.
The video was titled “The work of the Bossman Boys in Bucha”:
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At the beginning of the video, one of the Ukrainian militants asked:
– There are guys without blue armbands, can I shoot at them?
– Sure, f**k!
The local civilians got white armbands as a sign for Russian soldiers. Now, Ukrainian militants kill them.
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Another footage from Bucha allegedly showed civilians who were killed by Russian servicemen in one of the basements.
The same white armbands are seen on the video. All the dead have new and clean clothes, even the white armband is clean.
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The man on the left with white armband seems to be the same “corpse” lying along the street on the first video, th eone who got up. He has similar closes and the same white clean armband with a similar knot.
All the two videos spread by the Ukrainian MSM about the alleged crimes of the Russian servicemen are all signs of staged fakes.
At the same time, Ukrainian commanders in their interviews confirm that the AFU artillery units carried out a large offensive operation on Russian forces withdrawing from Bucha. The Ukrainian claims that clashes broke out out of the town and Ukrainian artillery waited until the Russian tanks leave the streets, are also belied by the videos shared by the same Ukrainian militants.
Numerous craters are seen on the streets, as well as destroyed Russian tanks.
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While Russian troops were withdrawing, the AFU opened heavy artillery fire trying to destroy as much as Russian equipment as possible. As a result, a big number of civilians were killed.
The AFU blockaded people in the war-torn city a month ago, when they blew up bridges leading to Irpen.
Advisor to the Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, Mikhail Podolyak has already used the staged videos as an excuse to request weapons from Western countries on Twitter.


Envoy points to Ukrainian shelling of Bucha following Russian troop withdrawal

The Russian Defense Ministry has fully rejected these false accusations, Anatoly Antonov pointed out

Russian Ambassador to the US Anatoly Antonov Valery Sharifulin/TASS

Russian Ambassador to the US Anatoly Antonov

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WASHINGTON, April 4. /TASS/. No civilian casualties were reported in the Ukrainian town of Bucha when it was controlled by the Russian Armed Forces, but the US media ignored the Ukrainian military’s shelling of the city, which followed the withdrawal of Russian troops, Russian Ambassador to Washington Anatoly Antonov said in response to a Newsweek question.

“The Russian Defense Ministry has fully rejected these false accusations,” he noted, commenting on reports of Russian troops allegedly killing civilians in Bucha. “I would like to point out that Russian troops left Bucha on March 30. The Ukrainian authorities remained silent all these days, and now they have suddenly posted sensational footage in order to tarnish Russia’s image and make Russia defend itself,” Antonov said.

“I would like to emphasize with full responsibility that not a single civilian suffered from violence when the town was controlled by the Russian Armed Forces. On the contrary, our troops delivered 452 tonnes of humanitarian aid for civilians,” Antonov stressed. “Meanwhile, the fact that the Ukrainian Armed Forces shelled the town of Bucha right after Russian troops had left was deliberately ignored in the US. This is what could have caused civilian casualties. That said, the Kiev regime is clearly trying to blame its atrocities on Russia,” he added.

The Russian Defense Ministry said on Sunday that the Russian Armed Forces had left Bucha, located in the Kiev region, on March 30, while “the evidence of crimes” emerged only four days later, after Ukrainian Security Service officers had arrived in the town. The ministry stressed that on March 31, the town’s Mayor Anatoly Fedoruk had confirmed in a video address that there were no Russian troops in Bucha. However, he did not say a word about civilians shot dead on the street with their hands tied behind their backs.

Bucha-related charges not trustworthy, there are signs of fakes — Kremlin spokesman
It was stressed that Moscow “categorically denies any charges” in connection with the situation

Russia considers situation in Bucha as provocation and threat to int’l peace — Lavrov

According to the Foreign Minister, Russia requested an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council on this matter

MOSCOW, April 4. /TASS/. Moscow considers the situation in Ukraine’s Bucha as a provocation that threatens international peace and security and will demand the United Kingdom, which is current president of the United Nations Security Council, call a meeting on this matter, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Monday.

“We have requested an emergency meeting of the [UN] Security Council on this concrete matter, because we think that such provocations pose direct threat to international peace and security. The current Security Council president – the United Kingdom – failed to confirm yesterday that such a meeting could be organized, but we will demand it fulfill its duties,” he said at a meeting with visiting UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Martin Griffiths.

The Russian defense ministry on April 3 dismissed the Kiev regime’s charges its forces had allegedly killed civilians in the community of Bucha in the Kiev region. The ministry recalled that Russian forces left Bucha on March 30 while faked evidence of alleged killings was presented four days later, when Ukrainian security service SBU agents arrived in the locality. The Russian defense ministry also said that on March 31 Bucha’s Mayor Anatoly Fedoruk said in a video address that there were no Russian soldiers in the community. Nor did he mention any locals allegedly shot dead on the streets.

TAP – Meanwhile Russia gets on with the business of winning the war, which the fake media claims is being won by Ukraine!