French President Emmanuel Macron supports new anti-Russian sanctions in the energy sector. Like any other French leader of the last two centuries, he suffers from the Napoleon complex. Macron's voters wonder who he is trying to free from the city of Mariupol. A key version concerns high-ranking officers of French intelligence. Another one concerns fascist and Devil's envoy Bernard-Henri Lévy who happened to get stuck in Mariupol.
Ukrainian "corpses" move, stand up and avoid transport in Bucha. Fake throwers spread a video with "bodies of the dead" lying on the road, allegedly filmed in the city of Bucha, Kiev region. The "corpses" in the footage move their arms and remove their limbs so as not to fall under the wheels of military equipment.
Such staged footage of alleged "Russian crimes" is an example of the work of Western PR structures and media companies to promote fake news about the situation in Ukraine.
Well-known pattern of pro-Kremlin disinformation obfuscating atrocities against Ukrainian civilians. This time committed by the Russian armed forces in Bucha, in the vicinity of Kyiv.
Russia's claims that video footage showing dead bodies on the streets of Bucha is staged have been fact-checked and debunked by the BBC, Bellingcat, The Atlantic Council, Mediazona, the Insider, Sky News, the New York Times and others.
Accounts of violence against civilians in Bucha have been collected by the Human Rights Watch:
On March 4, Russian forces in Bucha, about 30 kilometers northwest of Kyiv, rounded up five men and summarily executed one of them. A witness told Human Rights Watch that soldiers forced the five men to kneel on the side of the road, pulled their T-shirts over their heads, and shot one of the men in the back of the head. “He fell [over],” the witness said, “and the women [present at the scene] screamed.”
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The President of Ukraine, who visited the liberated town of Bucha, said:
"These are war crimes and they will be recognized by the world as genocide. We are aware of thousands of people killed and tortured, with their limbs cut off. Raped women, murdered children. I believe this is genocide"
The European Union has condemned in the strongest possible terms the reported atrocities committed by the Russian armed forces. The EU called for accountability for human rights and international law violations by the Russian Armed Forces, including full support for the investigation launched by the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court.
Read more about the EU's response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
See a related disinformation claim, alleging that videos from Ukrainian town Bucha are context-and-evidence-free and the West is spreading fakes about Russian atrocities in Bucha.