Intercepted Calls Prove Russia’s Deliberate ‘Strategy’ of War Crimes in Ukraine
Three separate mass graves were found in Bucha when authorities there began the harsh task of trying to clean up the ravaged town where Russian troops were accused. cruel war crimesaccording to the mayor.
And while the Kremlin has increasingly issued conspiratorial denials – calling the massacre a “well-rehearsed performance” by Ukraine and its Western allies – German intelligence is believed to be intercepted radio conversations between the Russian military that Russia could not deny.
Der Spiegel report that German intelligence had obtained communications between Russian soldiers in which, among other things, they admitted to shooting down a civilian on a bicycle – a sensational murder that was reported by the Ukrainian military. captured in aerial footage as Russian forces took control of the town.
In another conversation, a Russian commander is said to have ordered his subordinates, “First ask the soldiers, then shoot them!”
Germany’s Federal Intelligence Service reportedly presented audio of the communications to lawmakers on Wednesday. The communications are said to coincide with the locations of bodies found in the town and indicate that such executions of civilians are taking place in other Ukrainian cities, namely in the cities of Ukraine. the area around Mariupol was besieged. The killings were described as part of an “apparent strategy” to terrified of the common people to submit.
Russian mercenaries from Wagner’s group suspected of participating in the indiscriminate massacre of civilians, according to Der Spiegel.
New details of the massacre of civilians were also provided by Bucha Mayor Anatoly Fedoruk on Thursday.
In a new interview with Deutsche Wellehe revealed that at least 90% of the 320 civilians killed were found with gunshot wounds, not shrapnel wounds – meaning they were not simply shelled.
“As of last night, there were 320 civilians [found dead.] Currently experts are working with the bodies, criminals and law enforcement, but the number of bodies discovered is increasing every day. Because they’re being found in private homes, parks, squares — anywhere there’s an opportunity to bury bodies between shelling. People try to bury the dead so the dogs won’t tear them apart. Now, in the villages of our community, we are finding new bodies every day in such makeshift burial sites,” he said.
Fedoruk went on to say that while Russian forces controlled the town, he personally witnessed three cases of civilians being shot down, while he was in a house located right next to a Russian checkpoint. Russia.
“There were four people in a vehicle — a man, a pregnant woman and a child, three of whom were shot. The woman’s husband buried her body in a trench that the Russian occupiers had dug for shelter. Instead of [erecting] A cross, he placed the license plates of the car they were riding in, and the children’s bodies were taken to the church and buried. Whether that man survived and what his fate was, I don’t know,” said Fedoruk.