BUCHA, Ukraine ( Associated Press) — German Foreign Minister Annalena Barbock promised on Tuesday that the international community would hold those responsible for killing civilians in the Ukrainian city of Bucha during Russia’s war.,
Speaking during a visit to the city on the outskirts of Kyiv, Berebok said that during the Russian occupation Buka had “the worst crime imaginable”.
Witnesses have told how Russian soldiers randomly targeted civiliansOn March 31, their bodies were lying on the road after being taken back.
“We are indebted to the victims that we not only remember them here, but we hold the perpetrators accountable,” Barbock said. “And we will do so as an international community. That is the promise we can and should make here at Buka.”
Bierbock is the first member of the German government to visit Ukraine since the Russian offensive began in late February. The visit comes days after Berlin and Kyiv set aside diplomatic disputes Related to Ukraine’s reluctance to invite the German president because of its previous close ties with Russia.
Bairbock visited Buka with the Prosecutor General of Ukraine and said the international community would help Ukraine collect evidence of war crimes.
Speaking to reporters at a damaged church, Berbock said he had heard of people who had lost their loved ones during the occupation, including those killed while shopping at a supermarket, and a woman and Two of her children were shot dead while they were trying. Escape.
“No one can take away the pain (of the survivors),” she said. “The pain of parents, aunts, uncles, friends, neighbors and coworkers. But we can make sure justice is done. ,
Matilda Bogner, the head of the UN human rights monitoring mission in Ukraine, said on Tuesday that she had received reports of more than 300 men, women and children being illegally killed during the occupation in Bucha.
Across Ukraine, the global body has confirmed 3,381 civilian casualties since the start of the war.
“The actual figures are higher and we are working to confirm every single incident,” Bogner said.
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