After the withdrawal of the Russian forces, the first hour of horror was observed. The On Thursday, April 7, the Ukrainian Prosecutor General Irina Venediktova announced the discovery of no less than 26 A dead body under the rubble of two apartment buildings in Borodyanka, a town in the Kyiv region, a few kilometers from Boutcha, where The discovery of the bodies of several civilians in the streets sparked a wave of international outrage. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has already warned about it“There are more victims.” Than in Boutcha. Franceinfo immediately summarizes what we know about the situation.
A city targeted by Russian forces for a month
Borodyanka, located in Administrative divisionKyiv region consists of 13000 prewar. Located 50 km away North West The capital and a hundred kilometers from the Belarusian border, this city was on the axis of the column of Russian tanks more than 60 km long, which gradually advanced towards Kyiv. After intense bombardment and air strikes from February 28Russian forces occupied the city for several weeks, CNN reported in a report showing the extent of the damage (in english).
Faced with Moscow’s difficulties in capturing the capital, the Kremlin finally announced on March 25 a change in its strategy to focus on the east and south of the country. It was this withdrawal of the military forces from the city that made it possible to discover the repercussions of this occupation a month after the Russian attack.
Serious damage and accusations of war crimes
at post about FB Posted on Thursday, the Prosecutor General of Ukraine explains thatRussian forces used cluster bombs and heavy rocket launchers “Bringing Death and Destruction”. Remembering Irina Venediktova “The most destroyed city in the Kyiv region” or “Only the civilian population was targeted.” you remember thatThere is no military site. In Borodyanka asserts that “there isEvidence of war crimes by Russian forces at every turn” from the city.
“The enemy treacherously bombed the residential infrastructure this evening, when the maximum number of people were in homes,” he added., confirms to the Ukrainian judge. Russian soldiers accused of involvement in “Killing, Torture and Beating” civilians, as well as rape cases, pointing out that law enforcement agencies are collecting evidence for local and international courts.
France Télévisions teams that managed to go to the liberated city, He also noted the destruction of many residential buildings. They have our special envoys Collect testimonies from civilians alleging summary executions.
“They killed a woman there, and burned her body in the yard. There was also a man without a head, I don’t want to know what they did to him”relating to a resident of Microphone France 3. “When they reached Borodinka, they started shooting randomly on the rooftops with their tanks. As soon as they saw an open window, they opened fire” The mayor of the city testifies to reporters from France 2.
It is still difficult to make an assessment
While that Ukrainian rescuers Ukrainian Prosecutor General announced began cleaning up the rubble, the discovery of at least 26 bodies under the rubble of two apartment buildings. ‘It is difficult to predict the number of deaths’ In total in the city, she adds on Facebook, while the first censuses are only in their infancy. In response to a question on Wednesday by France Télévisions’ special envoys,The mayor of the town counted at least 200 victims.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky confirmed, in a video message released Thursday evening, that the situation in Borodinka is “more terrible” Than in Bocce, where pictures of civilian bodies were raised fear. “There are more victims.”The head of state added. The balance sheet, which is still difficult to prepare, could increase in the coming days.