Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelenskiy has said that Russia’s public image
is now one of torture and execution after the retreat of Russian forces
in the town of Bucha led to the discovery of the killing of hundreds of civilians.
Calling Russian soldiers “murderers”, “butchers” and “rapists”, Zelenskiy said late on Sunday
“your culture and human appearance perished together with the Ukrainian men and women”.
He warned that “even worse things” may be found in other occupied regions.
Ukrainian officials said the bodies of 410 civilians have been found in Kyiv-area towns that were recently retaken from Russian forces.
Satellite images taken late last week show a 14-metre (45ft) mass grave in Bucha
near the Church of St Andrew and Pyervozvannoho All Saints. Maxar, the company that took the pictures,
Russia synonymous Bucha
said the first signs of excavation for a mass grave there were seen on 10 March, several weeks into the invasion.