Now the dead of Bucha, the victims of the sudden execution by Russian soldiers, have an identity. As reported, the New York Times has published new evidence of atrocities committed by the Russian military during the occupation of Bucha in the Kyiv region. She analyzed a video showing the execution of eight Ukrainians by the Russian occupiers.
The men who are being killed here are husbands and fathers, grocery store workers and factory workers who were living normal lives just a few weeks earlier. Almost all of them lived in the immediate vicinity of the courtyard where their bodies were later to lie.
An investigation by the Times found: Of the eight dead in the photo, only contractor Ivan Skiba (43) survived. He was hit in the hip by a projectile and played dead the entire time. When the attackers left, he fled.
The eight men could all be identified: Top row from left to right: Anatoly Prikhodko, Andrey Matviychuk, Andrey Verbovy and Denis Rudenko. Bottom row left to right: Andrey Dvornikov, Svyatoslav Turovsky, Valera Kotenko and Vitaly Karpenko.