UNITED NATIONS, April 11. /TASS/. Irrefutable evidence that the events in Ukraine’s Bucha were a staging of the West and Kiev is only multiplying, Russian First Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Dmitry Polyansky said Monday.
"Everyone is still talking about the provocation in the town of Bucha, unprecedented both in its brutality and in the clumsiness of execution. It is still being promoted as a crime, allegedly carried out by the Russian army, despite the irrefutable proofs of the staged nature of the event, which are only multiplying," he said during a UN Security Council meeting.
Polyansky noted that "recently, the joint Western-Ukrainian fake news factory has entered a new level and began fabrications and stagings in the best traditions of the notorious British-Syrian ‘White Helmets’."
On April 3, Russian Defense Ministry debunked Kiev regime’s accusations of murder of civilians in Bucha, Kiev Region. The Ministry stated that Russian forces have completely withdrawn from Bucha on March 30 already, while the so-called evidence of crimes appeared only four days later, when Ukrainian Security Service forces arrived in the town. The Ministry also underscored that, on March 31, Bucha Mayor Anatoly Fedoruk confirmed in his video address that there were no Russian forces in Bucha, but did not mention any civilians shot in the streets. Lavrov called the situation in Bucha a "fake news attack."
Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a televised address on February 24 that in response to a request by the heads of the Donbass republics he had made a decision to carry out a special military operation in order to protect people "who have been suffering from abuse and genocide by the Kiev regime for eight years." The Russian leader stressed that Moscow had no plans of occupying Ukrainian territories, noting that the operation was aimed at the denazification and demilitarization of Ukraine.