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Russia says Ukraine is staging more ‘murders’ of civilians — RT Russia and the former Soviet Union


Ukraine’s security services staged other alleged killings of civilians in several towns and villages to grab Western media headlines and accuse Moscow of war crimes, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Tuesday.

Moscow insists the same tactic was used by kyiv to blame Russian forces for atrocities in the town of Bucha last week.

“Troops from Ukraine’s 72nd Main Psychological Operations Center staged another staged filming of civilians who were allegedly killed by violent actions of the Russian Armed Forces for broadcast by Western media,” said ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov during a briefing.

According to “confirmed information” the shooting took place on Monday in the village of Moschun about 23 km northwest of the Ukrainian capital kyiv, he insisted.

Similar false flag operations were carried out by the Ukrainian side in the cities of Sumy, Konotop and elsewhere, Konashenkov added.

On Saturday, Ukraine released graphic images of several corpses lying in the streets of the town of Bucha, northwest of kyiv, saying they had been executed by Russian troops.


Moscow, which insists it is not targeting civilians in its Ukraine operation, has dismissed the accusations as provocation and a false flag operation by Kyiv.

He pointed to numerous inconsistencies in the Ukrainian story, including the fact that the video emerged several days after Russian forces withdrew from Bucha, and that the local mayor did not mention any murders in his video speech declaring the “liberation ” from the city. .

Despite Russian arguments and Moscow’s attempt to convene a session of the UN Security Council, the West immediately chose who to blame for the alleged atrocities. US President Joe Biden has demanded a “war crimes trial” for his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin and the EU has promised to send its experts to help Ukrainian authorities collect evidence at the site.

Moscow launched a full-scale offensive against Ukraine in late February, following Ukraine’s failure to implement the terms of the Minsk agreements signed in 2014, and Russia’s eventual recognition of the Donbas republics in Donetsk and Lugansk. The protocols negotiated by Germany and France were designed to regularize the status of these regions within the Ukrainian state.

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Russia has now demanded that Ukraine officially declare itself a neutral country that will never join the US-led NATO bloc. kyiv insists the Russian offensive was unprovoked and has denied claims it planned to retake the two rebel regions by force

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