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Sputnik: According to confirmed data, Kiev is preparing a provocation to accuse Russia of alleged mass murder of civilians in Irpen in the Kiev region, Russian Defence Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said. It begins:
Murdered children under 10 years old with signs of violence and torture were found in Irpen and Bucha.
Children were tied up. Shot dogs. Murdered women. How to live with it?
Ask yourself, what kind of quality and cultural background does a person rape and kill for entertainment? pic.twitter.com/5ELc8ZPfa1
— Iveta Machová 🇨🇿🇺🇦 (@IvetMachova) April 4, 2022
Some children, who were killed by Russian occupiers in Bucha and Irpen (Kyiv region), had their hands tied, which may indicate torture. Also traces of rape were found on girls under 10 years old – Babel's chief editor Yevhen Spirin shared his impressions. #WarInUkraine2022 pic.twitter.com/F9ufzVFzZl
— Anna Makharyna (@AMakharyna) April 3, 2022
— Zarina Zabrisky 🇺🇦 (@ZarinaZabrisky) April 6, 2022
“⚫ Bodies of children under 10 years of age with signs of rape and torture were found in Irpen, – Denisova” https://t.co/D2u0DPW0eD
— Jen (@JENin140) April 6, 2022
🇺🇦🙏🏻🇺🇦 Mass cases of torture of civilians are recorded in the territories liberated from the Russian occupiers. Killed children with signs of rape and torture were found in Irpen.😢🇺🇦.. https://t.co/ZTC9eA1fgB
— Hans J.A.J. de Wildt (@Hans_de_Wildt) April 5, 2022
“I draw your attention to the fact that units of the Russian Armed Forces left this settlement more than a week ago”, Konashenkov said. Check this great NATO graphic:
Bodies of children under the age of 10 with signs of rape and torture were found in Irpen, – Denisova pic.twitter.com/lQUWqyqedg
— Oksana (@MatsoukOksana) April 5, 2022
The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) plans to bring the bodies of those killed by Ukrainian shelling to Irpen for a staged incident, while the SBU is also organising another staged incident in the Pushcha-Voditsa forest involving the “destruction” of a “Russian reconnaissance group”, Igor Konashenkov said.
"Some of the children killed by the Russian occupiers in Bucha and Irpen had their hands tied, which may indicate torture.Traces of rape were also found in girls under the age of 10,”wrote Yevhen Spirin, Babel's editor-in-chief.
Are you all worried?Genocide is happening here! pic.twitter.com/FFUlzXod4f
— Maria (@Maria14060507) April 3, 2022
SBU officers plan to bring the bodies of local residents killed by Ukrainian artillery shelling from the morgue to the basement of one of the buildings on the eastern outskirts of Irpen. Then, a staged action will be organised in the Pushcha-Voditsa forest area with staged ‘shooting’ and the ‘destruction’ of a ‘Russian intelligence group’ that arrived in Irpen ‘to kill witnesses of Russian war crimes’”, the general said. Another NATO graphic:
I looked at photos and videos made after the liberation in Irpen and Bucha.
Mass crimes by the Russian army – murder, torture, rape, looting.
I can only say now – I HATE!
the photos for this picture were taken from freely available on the Internet. pic.twitter.com/LHJ6zY3cWw
— Roman Pyatkovка 🇺🇦 (@RomanPyatkovka) April 3, 2022
He specified that “the bodies of captured Russian servicemen, previously killed by nationalists under torture, will be presented in the forest as “indisputable evidence.”
Konashenkov added that a provocation in Irpen has been organised in order to distribute video material through Western media.
On 8 April, the Russian defence ministry said that the Ukrainian forces had fired a Tochka-U missile at Kramatorsk train station from Dobropilya settlement located 45 kilometres (28 miles) southwest of Kramatorsk. The purpose of Kiev’s attack on the railway station in Kramatorsk was to disrupt mass evacuation to use residents as a human shield, the ministry added. In order to accuse Russia of an alleged missile attack on Kramatorsk railway station, Kiev uploaded to social networks photos of Tochka-U launchers from the Allied Resolve 2022 Russia Belarus joint military exercises, which were hosted in February, the defence ministry said.
Earlier, Kiev accused Russian troops of killings hundreds in Bucha distributing photos of bodies of alleged victims in the western media. In turn, the Russian Defence Ministry rejected the accusations and stated that the photos and videos had been staged pointing to the fact that the footage emerged only four days after Russian troops’ withdrawal from the city. The Russian Defence Ministry had repeatedly noted that similar provocations will take place in the future.
On 24 February, Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine after the breakaway republics of Donetsk and Lugansk appealed for help in defending themselves against Ukrainian provocations. The Russian Ministry of Defence said the operation is targeting Ukrainian military infrastructure only and the civilian population is not in danger.
In response, Western countries and their allies rolled out a comprehensive sanctions campaign against Moscow, which includes airspace closures and restrictive measures targeting numerous Russian officials and entities, media and financial institutions.
Source: Sputnik News