UKRAINE (April 5, 2022)—Ukraine’s President, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, is set to address the United Nations security council today, after saying it is in Kyiv’s interest to have the most open investigation into the killing of civilians in Ukraine.
During the address he is expected to demand tough new sanctions on Moscow over killings in the town of Bucha he has called “war crimes” and “genocide”.
Speaking on Monday, he said that in Bucha, where mass graves and bodies were found after Ukraine took the town back from Russian forces, at least 300 civilians have been killed, and he expects that in Borodyanka and other towns the number of casualties may be even higher.
“I would like to emphasise that we are interested in the most complete, transparent investigation, the results of which will be known and explained to the entire international community,” Zelenskiy said in his nightly video address.
Civilian casualties may be higher in towns outside Bucha, Zelenskiy says
I spoke with the JP Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi. PL and JP will continue to work together to help war refugees.🇯🇵will support🇵🇱and other countries helping🇺🇦with 100 mln $. Although 1000’s of kliometers separate our countries we are united by a common goal: a war-free world pic.twitter.com/lntaEj6fvC— Mateusz Morawiecki (@MorawieckiM) April 4, 2022
Source: The Guardian wrote the original article.
Photo: AFP photographer Sergei Supinsky documented some of the damage in the town, northwest of Kyiv, on Monday.