Boris Johnson has recorded a video message for the Russian people in Russian.
“The Russian people deserve the truth, you deserve the facts. The authorities committed by Russian troops in Bucha, Irpin and elsewhere in Ukraine have horrified the world. Civilians massacred — shot dead with their hands tied. Women raped in front of their young children. Bodies crudely burned, dumped in mass graves, or just left lying in the street. The reports are so shocking, so sickening, it's no wonder your government is seeking to hide them from you. Your president knows that if you could see what was happening, you would not support his war. He knows that these crimes betray the trust of every Russian mother who proudly waves goodbye to her son as he heads off to join the military. And he knows they are a stain on the honor of Russia itself. A stain that will only grow larger and more indelible every day of this war continues. But don't just take my word for it: all you need is a VPN connection to access independent information from anywhere in the world. And when you find the truth — share it. Those responsible will be held to account. And history will remember who looked the other way.
Your president stands accused of committing war crimes. But I cannot believe he's acting in your name.”
On April 5, at a UN meeting, the American ambassador proclaimed that the Russian army in Ukraine had committed war crimes.
“There are some stories we will never get to hear: those of the people we saw in the images out of Bucha. We'll all seen the gruesome photos. Lifeless bodies lying in the streets, apparently summarily executed, their hands tied behind their back. As we work to independently the events depicted in these images, I would remind this Council, that based on this currently available information, the United States has assessed that members of Russia's forces have committed war crimes in Ukraine,” Linda Thomas-Greenfield, US ambassador to the UN.
Minister of foreign affairs Melanie Joly of Canada during a conference in Helsinki called the killing of Ukrainian civilians a terrorist act and war crimes.
"This weekend saw the light of the heinous and insane attacks on civilians in Bucha. These acts of terrorism will not go unpunished. These are clearly war crimes."