At least 403 civilian bodies, many of whom were brutally tortured and killed, were discovered in mass graves in Bucha, a once affluent suburb of Kyiv. The grim work now begins in Bucha gathering evidence of possible war crimes by Russian troops. The media tour was intended to show journalists the horrors that Ukrainian forces have uncovered in recent days before investigators remove the bodies and start the careful work of gathering evidence. The forensic process will be necessary to counter the Kremlin’s insistence its forces are not to blame for the deaths of civilians, as Moscow has claimed the atrocities were staged or carried out by Ukrainian forces. Images of the atrocities committed in towns of Irpin and Bucha near Kyiv have drawn condemnation around the world. Ukrainian authorities hope it could influence the western response to the invasion of Ukraine put in motion by Russian president Putin on February 24. Welcome to ‘War Crimes Watch: BUCHA’S HORROR’
‘We published a lot of images as… well… “pictures that need to be seen”, – Kelli Grant, photography Director Yahoo news.
‘Thank you yahoo for giving this important work a world platform as only Yahoo can. Carol Guzy has taken it up a level to cover this unprecedented in our lifetime war crimes on civil action by Putin and Russia.’ – Scott Mc Kiernan, CEO, Founder ZUMA Press, chief staff photo-journalist.
It will be live at 5am ET, Friday 4/22. (Noon in Kyiv)