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BRUSSELS (AP) — Global reaction Monday to what appears to be deliberate killings of civilians in Ukraine in areas north of the capital Kyiv where Russian troops have retreated or been pushed back:

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“Hundreds of people killed. Civilians tortured and executed. themselves an army… The world has already seen many war crimes. At different times. On different continents. But it is time to do everything so that the war crimes of the Russian army become the last manifestation of such evil on earth. ___ Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in a video address.

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“The bloody massacres committed by the Russians, by the Russian soldiers, deserve to be called by their name. This is genocide and this crime must be judged as the crime of genocide… When we look at the terrible crimes against women, children and entire families, our cry should be even louder. Bucha, Irpin, Hostomel, Motyzhyn: (these) are the names of places that each of us will probably remember for the rest of our lives. The Russians committed the crime of genocide. ___ Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.

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“This information should be seriously questioned. From what we have seen, the video material is unreliable, as our specialists at the Ministry of Defense have detected signs of video counterfeiting and various fakes. The facts, the timeline of events do not speak for the credibility of these claims either… We would demand of many world leaders not to rush off with baseless statements, accusations. ___ Dmitry Peskov, spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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“We are all extremely shocked and we condemned him in the strongest possible terms. Secondly, it is clear that there is clear evidence of war crimes. It was the Russian army that was in Bucha. We said to the Ukrainian authorities that we were at their disposal to help them in their investigation. International justice must prevail. Those who committed these crimes will have to answer for them… What has just happened in Bucha calls for a new salvo of sanctions and very clear measures” ___ French President Emmanuel Macron on France-Inter.

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“Reports of Ukrainian civilians being killed, raped and seriously injured by Russian troops are beyond reprehensible. Russia must answer to the world for what it has done. ___ New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

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“Once again, the Kremlin is showing its true colors by targeting, murdering civilians, destroying civilian infrastructure, violating international humanitarian law and committing war crimes. The Russian authorities are responsible for these crimes, these violations and the perpetrators of all these violations and war crimes will be held accountable.” ___ Peter Stano, European Union Foreign Affairs Spokesperson.

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“It’s scary, it’s genocide, it’s fascism. It’s the extermination of people, innocent people, children, women and old people. ___ Olena Kolesnik, refugee from Kharkiv, Ukraine.

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“I hope that everything can be done so that the perpetrators of these war crimes do not go unpunished, and that they can appear before the courts, in this case the International Criminal Court, to answer for these alleged cases of crimes against humanity, war crimes and, why not say it, genocide too.__ Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez at “Wake Up, Spain”

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“I was deeply shocked that a brutal act of violence was perpetrated against civilians on the outskirts of Kyiv. Killing innocent civilians is a violation of international humanitarian law and absolutely unacceptable. ___ Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi at a government briefing.

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