Civilians were shot in Butsha, Ukraine, as reported by the Kiev government on April 3, 2022. The Russian army had withdrawn from the village on March 30. On March 31, the mayor of Butcha had reported joyfully and good-humoredly about the Russians‘ withdrawal in a video. There was no talk of deaths yet. They came later.
Many of those killed wore white armbands, like those apparently worn by the Russian soldiers who occupied the site as a distinguishing mark. It is speculated that many of those killed were people who had put on a white armband in solidarity with these Russian soldiers. Some of the people may also have been specifically branded as „traitors“ with an armband during the massacre, which was apparently perpetrated by Ukrainian units.
The murdered people were then abused on April 3 as part of a false flag operation by attributing their deaths to the Russians who had previously occupied this place. That the massacre was carried out only after the Russians had left, by Kiev-Ukrainian units, is shown by the already mentioned video with the mayor, who was in a good mood one day after the Russian withdrawal and had no dead to mourn in his place.
The fact that „traitors“ in Ukraine are going down the tubes, unfortunately, was already known a month ago by the BILD journalist Julian Röpcke, a great supporter of the Kiev government as well as a friend of the Azov battalion, from Ukraine. The propaganda with the dead themselves is reminiscent of the approach in the Syrian war.
„Phew … what can I say … Ukrainians do gruesome things with captured Russian soldiers & traitors. But I won’t post that here. It’s fundamentally wrong, but it happens and anyone who criticizes it should ask themselves what they would do in such a situation.“
A video released by the Ukrainian National Police (April 2, 6:52 p.m.) purported to show the „cleansing of the city from the occupiers.“ Russian troops had already left by that time (compare also the March 31 video of the mayor mentioned above). There are no civilian corpses in this video. One would expect the (alleged) Russian atrocities announced on April 3 to be shown or addressed there.