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Russian troops discussed Bucha atrocities over radio, German intelligence says


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Russian troops who carried out the atrocities in the Ukrainian town of Bucha discussed the killing of civilians over the radio, according to the German intelligence agency, which claims to have intercepted the radio messages.

Germany’s Federal Intelligence Service (BND) presented the findings to parliament on Wednesday, German news magazine Der Spiegel reported.

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Russian troops occupied Bucha, 23 miles northwest of kyiv, for more than a month after invading Ukraine on February 24. Local officials say Russian forces killed more than 300 people in Bucha alone and executed 50.

Tanya Nedashkivs’ka, 57, mourns the death of her husband, who was killed in Bucha, on the outskirts of Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, April 4, 2022. Russia faces a new wave of condemnations after evidence emerges of what appeared to be deliberate killings of civilians in Ukraine.
((AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd))

Moscow has denied the charges, suggesting Ukraine filed false evidence. The Kremlin called the Western allegations a “monstrous fake” intended to discredit the Russian military.

According to Der Spiegel, the radio messages corresponded to known deaths. A soldier allegedly discussed shooting someone on a bicycle, and photos show a body lying next to a bicycle.

Russian troops discussed Bucha atrocities over radio, German intelligence says

WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGE: Police are working through the identification process following the killing of civilians in Bucha, before sending the bodies to a morgue on the outskirts of kyiv, Ukraine on Wednesday.
(AP/Rodrigo Abd)

“What we saw in Bucha was not the random act of a rogue unit. It was a deliberate campaign to kill, torture, rape, commit atrocities,” the US Secretary of State said on Tuesday. Anthony Blinken. “The reports are more than credible, the evidence is there for the world to see.”

Western governments responded to the Bucha reports with new sanctions. Many of them also expelled Russian diplomats from their country.

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BND did not respond to Fox News’ request for comment before press time.

Russian troops discussed Bucha atrocities over radio, German intelligence says

WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGE: A dog lies next to the body of a civilian in Bucha, Ukraine on Sunday.
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