The photo of the cyclist in the dark blue jacket, whose fingernails, neatly and brightly painted red, shine out on her lifeless hand in the mud, went around the world. The hand is one of the hundreds of civilian victims from Bucha whose lives were senselessly taken – it will be a long time before they can all be identified and mourned with dignity.
Apparently we already know the name of the cyclist with the painted fingernails: Her name was Iryna and she came to the small town of Bucha to work as a beautician. Her painted fingernails show that despite the occupation, she cared about her looks. They have now apparently helped to identify her.
The exact number of dead people who were discovered after the Russian withdrawal cannot yet be determined with certainty, and the exact circumstances of death and those responsible have yet to be determined. Currently, 280 people were buried – in mass graves, since the three cemeteries are still within range of Russian guns.
The small town with around 35,000 inhabitants was taken by Russian troops at the beginning of March. On March 31, the Russians announced their withdrawal. There is horror all over the world about the civilian victims found there.