Support of European Leaders on Bucha Day

by Roman Cheplyk
Friday, March 31, 2023
Support of European Leaders on Bucha Day

Ursula von der Leyen, Josep Borrell and Olaf Scholz condemned the actions of the Russians in Bucha and reminded that these crimes will not go unpunished

Today, Ukraine honours the memory of Ukrainians who were tortured, raped, killed and buried in mass graves in Bucha by the Russian occupiers for 33 days. Today, on the anniversary of the de-occupation of the town, the leaders of Moldova, Slovenia, Slovakia and Croatia came to Bucha.

Other European leaders also did not stand aside and spoke on the occasion of this painful date.

"The Bucha atrocities a year ago showed the world what Putin's war means. The images burned into me too. These crimes cannot go unpunished. That's why we stand united behind Ukraine. Russia will not win!" Olaf Scholz. 

"What happened in Bucha one year ago was not an isolated episode. Those executions in cold blood were part of a bigger plan. The Kremlin's plan to eliminate Ukrainians. Their national identity. Their sense of being. War criminals will be held accountable," Ursula von der Leyen. 

"A year has passed since the war crimes committed by Russian troops in Bucha were revealed. I carry with me the horrendous images. The EU assists Ukraine to investigate such crimes and collect evidence. There will be no impunity. #StandWithUkraine #noimpunity #Accountability," Josep Borrell.

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