In view of the hundreds of civilians murdered in Bucha, Chancellor Karl Nehammer (ÖVP) emphasized after his visit to the Kyiv suburb: “War crimes were committed there. He calls for the complete investigation of the crimes by the UN. But the Kremlin denies everything.
For weeks, Russia has been rejecting all accusations and countering them with crude conspiracy theories. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov described the images as a “staged anti-Russian provocation”. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov even claimed that the pictures contained “signs of video fraud”. He didn’t even try to provide any evidence.
Chancellor Karl Nehammer (ÖVP) got a picture of the situation at the beginning of April. The fact that the Russians deny the murders and generally reject any responsibility shocks the residents of Bucha, reported eXXpress editor-in-chief Richard Schmitt, who accompanied the chancellor on the trip.
Explosive: Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has bestowed the highest honor on the brigade believed to be responsible for the Bucha massacre. He signed a decree giving the 64th Motorized Infantry Brigade the honorary title of “Guards”. The award is justified by the “heroism and bravery, determination and courage” of the members.