INTERNATIONAL REACTION TO REPORTS OF CIVILIAN MURDERS IN BUCHA
After the liberation of Bucha, a town near Kiev, local authorities reported finding numerous bodies of civilians strewn all around the city. The mayor of Bucha, Anatoly Fedoruk, told Agence France-Presse that local authorities have already buried 280 people in mass graves. Journalists from Western news agencies counted about 20 bodies of men in civilian clothes on one of the streets. BBC correspondent Jeremy Bowen was a witness to the dead men in civilian clothes lying in the streets of Bucha. Human Rights Watch published a report saying that the Russian army had killed and raped civilians in the occupied regions of Kyiv, Chernihiv and Kharkiv. British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said that London is cooperating with the UN International Criminal Court to gather evidence of war crimes committed by the Russian military. European Council President Charles Michel called the events in Bucha a brutal massacre.