The destruction left by Russian forces in the town of Borodianka near Kyiv was “much more horrific” than in the town of Bucha, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said late on April 7.
“They have started sorting through the ruins in Borodianka,” Zelensky said in his daily address to the nation.
“It’s much more horrific there. There are even more victims of Russian occupiers,” Zelensky further said.
According to Zelensky, similar atrocities were seen in Mariupol.
Ukrainian Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova said that Borodianka was “the most destroyed city in the Kyiv region.”
“Russian war crimes is here at every turn: cluster bombs, missiles, burned elements of the ‘Smerch.’ The whole world strives for peace and justice. Russia will be held accountable for its every deadly step,” Venediktova said on Twitter.
Earlier, Venediktova said in a televised address that rescue workers recovered 26 bodies underneath the rubble of two apartment buildings in Borodianka.
“Only the civilian population was targeted: there is no military site here,” Venediktova said.
“The enemy treacherously shelled residential infrastructure in the evenings, when there was a maximum amount of people home,” Venediktova also said.
According to Venediktova, Ukrainian law enforcement officers were collecting evidence from Borodianka for local and international courts.
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