Ukraine crisis

Kremlin says Bucha is a ‘monstrous forgery’ aimed at smearing Russia

Kremlin says Bucha is a ‘monstrous forgery’ aimed at smearing Russia
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky (C) walking by a street with damaged Russian machinery in the recaptured by the Ukrainian army Bucha city of Kyiv (Kiev) area, Ukraine, 04 April 2022. On 24 February, Russian troops had entered Ukrainian territory in what the Russian president declared a 'special military operation', resulting in fighting and destruction in the country, a huge flow of refugees, and multiple sanctions against Russia. EPA-EFE/UKRAINIAN PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SERVICE HANDOUT HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES

LONDON, April 5 (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Tuesday that allegations Russian forces committed war crimes by executing civilians in the Ukrainian town of Bucha were a "monstrous forgery" aimed at denigrating the Russian army.

“It is a simply a well-directed – but tragic – show,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters. “It is a forgery aimed at denigrating the Russian army – and it will not work.”

“We once again urge the international community: detach yourself from such emotional perceptions and think with your head,” Peskov said. “Compare the facts and understand what a monstrous forgery we are dealing with.”

Asked about U.S. President Joe Biden’s call for President Vladimir Putin to be put on trial for war crimes, Peskov said such remarks were unacceptable and unworthy of a U.S. leader.

(Reporting by Mark Trevelyan and Guy Faulconbridge)


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  • Joe Irwin says:

    They have no option, but to deny the accusations. To remain silent would be a sign of guilt.

  • Beyond Fedup says:

    Typical and predictable Russian theatrics. Master purveyors of lies, deception, misinformation, falsehoods and propaganda!! Sickening how these miscreants can always twist the truth to suit their own nefarious narrative. They leave a wasteland wherever they go. Groszny, Aleppo and now Mariupol etc. There will no doubt be more to come as areas are liberated. The evil Putin and his diabolical regime must be held accountable for every murder that they have committed!!

  • Beyond Fedup says:

    In view of the reality on the ground, one has to be a special kind of mentally deranged! As if the Kremlin ever needed any assistance in smearing Russia and its odious self. They do it exceptionally well themselves without any assistance whatsoever!! All through blatant lies, denials, misinformation etc. and of course, mass murder.

  • Rob Wilson says:

    It is remarkable how the theme has moved onto ‘denigrating the Russian army’, rather than turning the argument back to the fact that the Russian army should not have been there in the first place. Get out of Ukraine, and back onto Russian soil and there will be no need for need for ‘false claims’ and ‘denigration’.

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