A Russian armed forces brigade accused of committing war crimes in the Ukrainian city of Bucha was rewarded with an honorary title from Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The sixty fourth Independent Guards Motor Rifle Brigade was praised by Putin in a letter on Monday immediately after hundreds of bodies of civilians have been located in mass graves in Bucha, a suburb of Ukraine’s cash of Kyiv, before this thirty day period, CNN noted. The brigade was granted the title of “Guards” for “guarding Russia’s sovereignty,” in accordance to Putin.
“By astute and daring steps in the course of the particular armed forces procedure in Ukraine, the unit’s staff members grew to become a part product in satisfying its armed forces obligation, valor, determination and professionalism,” Putin’s letter stated.
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Virtually three hundred men and women have been identified in mass graves in Bucha, and the streets of the city have been remaining littered with the corpses of guys and females. Ukrainian forces identified the mass graves when they recaptured the city previous thirty day period.
Times immediately after the discovery of the bodies, a volunteer group recognized Azatbek Omurbekov as the Russian lieutenant colonel who experienced offered the orders to dedicate the “completely inhumane” war crimes in Bucha.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was remaining visibly upset as he frequented Bucha and observed the ruins of the city firsthand. Zelensky stated it was “tough to chat” immediately after looking at the devastation.
A number of Western nations around the world have been outraged and threatened to impose even additional sanctions on Russia, like a overall boycott of the Russian gasoline marketplace.