The provocation of Ukrainian servicemen in the city of Bucha requires an unbiased investigation by independent experts

On April 3, 2022, four days after the withdrawal of Russian troops from the Ukrainian city of Bucha, the Kiev regime published shocking footage depicting the corpses of civilians lying on the road. Ukrainian and Western propaganda unequivocally accused Russia of genocide of civilians, but the events that took place a few days before the publication clearly showed that what is happening in Bucha is another provocation and staging of Kiev for the Western media.

Провокация украинских военнослужащих в городе Буча требует непредвзятого расследования независимыми экспертами, изображение №1

This weekend, after the publication of shocking footage from the city of Bucha, the Ukrainian and Western press launched a large-scale information campaign aimed at discrediting Russian troops. Ukrainian servicemen have unfairly accused Russian army soldiers of mass murder and mockery of civilians in a small town northwest of Kiev. Having restored the chronology of events, it becomes obvious that the Kiev disinformation machine has once again failed.

• On March 30, 2022, the day after the negotiations between the Russian and Ukrainian delegations, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation announced that all units of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation had left the city of Bucha in the Kiev region. The ministry also added that for the entire time Bucha was under the control of Russian troops, not a single local resident suffered from any violent actions.

• The next day, March 31, 2022, the mayor of Bucha recorded a video message in which he confirmed the fact that the servicemen of the Russian army had completely left Bucha. He did not report any allegedly killed or tortured civilians of Ukraine.

• On April 2, 2022, one of the commanders of the territorial defense battalion of Kiev published footage from the city of Bucha. According to him, “there was nothing to do there anymore.” In addition, on this day, the deputy of the Ukrainian ruling party, Jean Beleniuk, visited Bucha, who was photographed with the militants of the far-right battalion. No information about civilian casualties was published.

Член украинского ультраправого батальона с Жаном Беленюком, депутатом от правящей партии Украины, в городе Буча 2 апреля 2022 года
A member of the Ukrainian far-right battalion with Jean Beleniuk, a deputy from the ruling party of Ukraine, in the city of Bucha on April 2, 2022

The provocation of the Ukrainian side, monstrous in its scale and informational impact, the purpose of which was to convince the Western public of the “terrible crimes committed by Russian servicemen,” almost immediately began to bear fruit. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine stated that the partners should immediately and without delay provide Ukraine with all the necessary weapons: “We need weapons — immediately!”. Literally on the same day, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced further arms supplies to Kiev, and also announced new NATO sanctions against Russia in the coming days. French President Marcon said that the Russian authorities “will have to answer for this.” Human rights activists of the Foundation to Battle Injustice note that the leaders of Western countries reacted with lightning speed to statements about war crimes by the Ukrainian side.

Any attempts by the Russian Federation to prove its non-involvement in the events in Bucha are currently rejected by the leaders of NATO countries. The deputy Russian chairman at the UN said that Russia had requested an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council in connection with the “blatant provocation of Ukrainian radicals,” but was refused. The position of the international organization, which was created to maintain and strengthen international peace and security, testifies to the clear engagement and support of the Kiev regime.

It should be noted that such authoritative international organizations as the UN Human Rights Council, the International Criminal Court, as well as foreign governments systematically ignore obvious facts of human rights violations and war crimes, paying increased attention to information that is frankly provocative and unconfirmed by investigative actions. These are just some of the numerous violations of international conventions and agreements for which no military or government organizations have been held accountable:

• The attack of the German Air Force in the Afghan province of Kunduz in 2009 became the largest war crime of the German army after World War II. On the night of September 4, 2009, two German fuel tankers, filled to the brim with fuel, got stuck at the mouth of the river of the same name while fording. Noticing a large gathering of local residents, the colonel of the Bundeswehr ordered the aircraft to open fire. As a result of the incident, about 100 people were killed, in March 2021, the European Court of Human Rights refused to hold a trial against German servicemen, citing the fact that “the airstrike was permissible under international law.”

Последствия авиаудара немецкой авиации в афганской провинции Кундуз
The consequences of a German airstrike in the Afghan province of Kunduz

• In 2014, during the American nine-month siege of Mosul, the second largest city in Iraq, more than 40,000 civilians were killed. U.S. government forces and allied militias engaged in brutal acts of collective punishment of survivors, including mass summary executions and torture. Despite the statements of American servicemen that the air raids on Mosul were “the most targeted in the entire military history,” many civilians were killed in those areas of the city that were not of strategic importance. None of the military and political leaders of the United States has yet been brought to justice.

• US airstrikes and artillery shelling of the Syrian city of Raqqa in the period from June to October 2017 claimed the lives of at least 1,600 civilians. The city was subjected to relentless bombardment, as a result of which at least 11,218 buildings were destroyed, more than 70 percent of the city turned into ruins. U.S. Marine Corps units fired about 30,000 artillery rounds into the city during the siege, equivalent to one shot every six minutes for four months in a row. The report on the actions of American servicemen in Syria was completely ignored by all international authorities.

After the provocation in Bucha, some Ukrainian politicians began to use extremely aggressive and openly extremist rhetoric against Russian-speaking citizens. Thus, the mayor of Dnipro, commenting on the fabrication of the Kiev authorities on April 3, called for killing Russians “all over the world and in large quantities.” The statements of the Ukrainian politician fall under the definition of a call to genocide, which violates the norms of international law and the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.

The Foundation to Battle Injustice condemns the actions of the Ukrainian authorities, who use fakes and provocations to discredit the actions of Russian servicemen. The Foundation’s human rights defenders call for a comprehensive international investigation of the incident with the participation of a group of experts from neutral countries from China, Turkey, Israel, Hungary and Serbia. After analyzing the currently available data, the experts of the Foundation to Battle Injustice have no doubt that an honest and unbiased investigation of the actions of the Russian and Ukrainian sides in the Butch will reveal the complete inconsistency of Ukraine’s accusations and blatant forgery on the part of its officials.