UNITED NATIONS, May 23. /TASS/. The Western mass media have admitted that many civilians in Bucha died not from gunshot wounds but as a result of artillery shelling by Ukrainian troops, Russian Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vassily Nebenzya said on Monday.
"Of profound concern is a new trend - battles in the information space are conducted in utter isolation from reality, moreover, they are geared to distort or even substitute it," he said at a meeting of the United Nations Security Council. "The truth is being squeezed out by a dense traffic of information, ideologically-charged spam not to give people even the slightest chance to obtain an objective vision of what is going on."
As an example of such twisting of fact, he cited "the incident with the death of civilians in Bucha, which has been hyped by the Western media at the order of their governments and the blame for which was placed on the Russian military."
"They suppressed all objective facts and evidence and disseminated blatant fakes instead," he went on to say. "Under the pressure of facts, even the Western media in the long run were forced to admit that many civilians in Bucha had died not from gunshot wounds, as Ukraine claimed, but from artillery shells of the obsolete type, which were used by the Ukrainian army."
"Now, new fakes are being disseminated to shift the focus from the obvious responsibility of the Ukrainian army for the provocation in Bucha, as well as for the provocation in Kramatorsk the Western media prefers not to recall any longer after undeniable evidence of Ukraine’s involvement were made public," the Russian diplomat added.
The Russian defense ministry on April 3 dismissed the Kiev regime’s charges its forces had allegedly killed civilians in the community of Bucha in the Kiev region. The ministry recalled that Russian forces left Bucha on March 30 while faked evidence of alleged killings was presented four days later, when Ukrainian security service SBU agents arrived in the locality. The Russian defense ministry also said that on March 31 Bucha’s Mayor Anatoly Fedoruk said in a video address that there were no Russian soldiers in the community. Nor did he mention any locals allegedly shot dead on the streets. Lavrov slammed the situation in Bucha as a "fake attack.".