Ukrainian official works on cataloguing some of the 58 bodies of civilians killed in and around Bucha before they are transported to the morgue at a cemetery on April 6, 2022 in Bucha, Ukraine.
Ukrainian official works on cataloguing some of the 58 bodies of civilians killed in and around Bucha before they are transported to the morgue at a cemetery on April 6, 2022 in Bucha, Ukraine. © Chris McGrath/Getty Images

Ukraine War Crimes

12 April 2022

IWPR's Frontline Updates – unique insights from our network of local reporters and updates from our programmes.

IWPR Director Anthony Borden reporting from Ukraine, plus an in-depth interview with Dr Fiona Hill.

Anthony Borden in Borodyanka, Ukraine, 7 April 2022

Buried Alive

Residents tell how Russian soldiers left civilians to die in the basement of a bombed out building.
 

“Twenty-five people have been under the rubble for weeks, and they are still there.”

Ukrainian servicemen walk in the destroyed street on April 4, 2022 in Bucha, Ukraine. The Ukrainian government has accused Russian forces of committing a "deliberate massacre" as they occupied and eventually retreated from Bucha, 25km northwest of Kyiv.
Ukrainian servicemen walk in the destroyed street on April 4, 2022 in Bucha, Ukraine. The Ukrainian government has accused Russian forces of committing a "deliberate massacre" as they occupied and eventually retreated from Bucha, 25km northwest of Kyiv. © Anastasia Vlasova/Getty Images

The Horror of Bucha

Locals recount random, unaccountable violence against civilians in clear evidence of war crimes.

“Only when the Russians left, on March 31, could we see the dead bodies. In a radius of one kilometre around my house we found around 15 bodies – all civilians, no military guys.”

Dmytro Zamohylnyi
Bucha resident

War Diary by Anthony Borden in Ukraine as Russian attacks continue

Bucha, Ukraine – Tuesday, 5 April 2022

"Bucha will always be synonymous with war crimes."

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IWPR has been working with media and civil society in Ukraine since 2016 and has local staff in Kyiv, Lviv, and Bila Tserkva, as well as contacts at more than 50 local media and civil society organisations. IWPR’s Executive Director, Anthony Borden, has himself been leading coordination efforts in Ukraine and the organisation is currently supporting local journalists through the Ukraine Voices initiative.

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