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Former world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko posted graphic images of dead bodies tied up in Bucha and accused Putin of ‘genocide’

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A still image captured from video posted by Klitschko taken in the town of Bucha.Screenshot/Wladimir Klitschko/Twitter

  • A selfie video shot by Wladimir Klitschko shows two corpses on the streets of Bucha, Ukraine.

  • “They were shot in the head with their hands tied behind their backs,” said the former world champion boxer.

  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Klitschko have both accused Russia of genocide.

Wladimir Klitschko, the former Ukrainian world heavyweight champion boxer, called the Russian massacre of civilians in Bucha a “genocide”. a video posted on Twitter.

Klitschko, who is fighting in the Ukrainian capital, posted graphic images of the town on the outskirts of kyiv on Sunday showing the bodies of a number of people, who he said were innocent civilians.

“I am in the town of Bucha, on the outskirts of the capital. What happened here – and everywhere in Ukraine what is happening – is not a special operation, it is not a military object , they are civilians,” Klitschko said. in the footage, which is apparently filmed on a cellphone.

In the video, Klitschko then pans across the bodies of two people lying on the ground with their hands tied behind their backs. A large amount of blood can be seen on the ground under the bodies.

“They were shot in the head with their hands tied behind their backs,” Klitschko continues.

“It’s a genocide of the Ukrainian people, and that’s exactly what the Russian regime, Putin’s regime, the Russian army is doing, killing civilians with their hands tied behind their backs and shot in the head. .”

You can see the video below (be careful, it contains images of corpses):

Klitschko’s sentiment echoes that of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who on Sunday accused Russia of war crimes and genocide in a CBS interview.

“Indeed, this is genocide,” Zelenskyy said. “The elimination of the whole nation and the people. We are the citizens of Ukraine. We have more than 100 nationalities. It is about the destruction and extermination of all these nationalities.”

Zelenskyy also posted a series of photos on Telegram on Sunday morning showing dead bodies in Bucha.

“Mothers of Russian soldiers should see this. See what bastards you raised. Murderers, looters, butchers,” he said alongside the photos.

Former world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko posted graphic images of dead bodies tied up in Bucha and accused Putin of ‘genocide’

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Bodies of civilians are seen in a mass grave in the town of Bucha, Ukraine, April 3, 2022.Narciso Contreras/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Nearly 300 people were buried in mass graves in the city, the mayor of Bucha said on Sunday.

“In Bucha, we have already buried 280 people in mass graves,” said Mayor Anatoly Fedoruk, according to the AFP news agency.

“Corpses of executed people still line Yabluska Street in Bucha. Their hands are tied behind their backs with white ‘civilian’ rags; they were shot in the back of the neck. So you can imagine what kind of anarchy they perpetrated here.” Fedoruk added, according to a CNN report, which cites Reuters.

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