As Ukrainians mark the anniversary of the liberation of Bucha, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy says they will never forgive those behind alleged atrocities there.
Ukraine vows never to forgive on Bucha anniversary
Ukraine will never forgive Russian troops responsible for alleged atrocities in Bucha, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy says, as the town near Kyiv marked the anniversary of its recapture after 33 days of occupation.
Ukrainian forces took back control of the small towns of Bucha and Irpin to the northwest of Kyiv in late March last year as Russian invasion forces abandoned an attempt to seize the capital.
“When Bucha was de-occupied, we saw that the devil was not somewhere out there but on the ground. The heinous truth about what was happening in the temporarily occupied territories was revealed to the world,” Zelenskiy said.
International investigators are collecting evidence in those towns and other places where Ukraine says Russian troops committed large-scale atrocities. Russia denies the allegations.