Ukraine will “punish every perpetrator” for the atrocities committed in Bucha, President Volodymyr Zelensky said Friday.
“Bucha and Bucha district. 33 days of occupation. More than 1,400 deaths, including 37 children. More than 175 people were found in mass graves and torture chambers,” said Zelensky in a Telegram post.
9,000 Russian war crimes. 365 days since it is a free Ukrainian сity once again,” he added.
“A symbol of the atrocities of the occupying country’s army. We will never forgive. We will punish every perpetrator.”
Ukrainian Prosecutor General Andrii Kostin said these were “horrifying figures” in a separate statement Friday.
“That was the first time we all saw evidence of the unprecedented scale of the enemy’s atrocities,” he said.
The prosecutor’s office has notified almost 100 Russian military officers on suspicion of committing war crimes in Bucha, with indictments against 35 already sent to court, according to the statement.
“We will not stop until all organizers and perpetrators of war crimes are sentenced,” said Kostiin in the statement.
The European Union’s top diplomat, Josep Borrell, also marked the anniversary in a tweet.
“A year has passed since the war crimes committed by Russian troops in #Bucha were revealed. I carry with me the horrendous images,” he said.
“The EU assists Ukraine to investigate such crimes and collect evidence. There will be no impunity.”