Russia denies its military forces killed Bucha civilians in Ukraine as outrage over the atrocities grows

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The Kremlin categorically rejected accusations that Russian soldiers were responsible for killing civilians in Bucha, suggesting images of corpses lining the streets were “fakes”.

Journalists from international media over the weekend found corpses in civilian clothes_ some with their hands bound_ in Bucha after Ukrainian forces retook the town on the outskirts of Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv, from the Russian army.

Ukrainian authorities said on Sunday they were investigating possible war crimes. Western leaders expressed outrage over the deaths.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the facts and chronology of the events in Bucha did not support Ukraine’s version of events.

 He said Russian “experts at the defense ministry have identified signs of video fakes and various fakes”, without elaborating according to Al Jazeera.

“We would demand that many international leaders do not rush to sweeping accusations and at least listen to our arguments,” he added.

Mr Peskov also said Russian diplomats would press on with efforts to convene a United Nations Security Council meeting to discuss what Moscow has called “Ukrainian provocations” in Bucha.

He declined to comment on whether the furor over Bucha would affect peace talks between Moscow and Kyiv. The talks were scheduled to resume via video conference on Monday.

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki called for an international investigation into what he termed a „genocide” carried out by Russian troops in Ukraine, including in Bucha.

“These bloody massacres committed by Russians, by Russian soldiers, deserve to be called what they are. This is genocide and it must be judged,” he told reporters.

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