Statement by the Chairman of the CPRF Central Committee

A real hysteria has begun in the West about the alleged “atrocities” of the Russian Army in the city of Bucha located near Kiev. The victims of the “atrocities” were allegedly discovered as soon as our Army left the region.

The Russian Federation has declared the necessity to call an urgent meeting of the UN Security Council in order to demand that Ukraine provides evidence. The Defense Ministry of the Russian Federation has already officially denied the accusations, stating that not a single civilian was injured during the location of Russian military formations in this city. Pictures of the so-called “murdered” individuals emerged only four days after the arrival of the Ukrainian troops down there. More other facts testifying the staged nature of this provocation are available.

As you know the key line maintained by the political and military leadership of Russia is the one aimed at maximum reduction of civilian casualties as well as decrease in destruction of civilian infrastructure. And in general the massacre of civilians is alien to the Russian / Soviet Army.

Even after invasion of the territory of Nazi Germany in 1944-1945 happened after monstrous atrocities committed by fascists in the USSR, the Red Army troops were given a strict order to prevent from revenge to the civilian population. And this order was rigorously implemented.

On the contrary the Armed Forces of the United States and other NATO countries have become famous for terrible reprisals. Simply recall Hiroshima and Nagasaki, peaceful cities where the United States destroyed hundreds of thousands of Japanese by using nuclear weapons. The bloody trail has been following Americans since Korea, Vietnam, Yugoslavia, Iraq, Syria, and Libya like a part of countries where Americans are personally guilty of massacre or committed them by the hands of their local hires.

Bloody provocations look like the trademark of US imperialism. It’s quite sufficient to recall the “incident in Rachak” in Kosovo, when 34 dead militants of the terrorist KLA were presented as civilians killed by the Yugoslav military. Later, independent Finnish experts refuted this statement. But the job has been already done. The incident in Racak appeared to be justification of NATO intervention against Yugoslavia. During 78 days of merciless bombardment of peaceful cities, thousands of people were killed or injured, and more than $100 billion damage was caused.

It is absolutely clear that the statements about the “atrocities” of the Russian army are a part of the information war of the United States and its allies against Russia used as a reason to support neo-Nazis.  Current pro-NATO Ukrainian elite  is capable of more thant such provocations. The whole world looks with horror at neo-Nazis in Ukraine using civilians as live shields.

Capturing of several hostages by terrorists in the West is always being presented as a terrible crime. Meanwhile, dozens of cities and towns have been turned into hostages in Ukraine, whose residents are not allowed by local Nazis to leave the areas of hostilities. The official authorities of Ukraine cannot  contribute to the creation of humanitarian corridors, but affect in every possible way the departure of citizens from settlements in combat areas.

In this line, first of all, the tragedy of Mariupol should be mentioned, where militants from “Azov” Nazi regiment have arranged firing points in multi-store buildings, along with prohibition for residents of these houses to leave the city. This is only a single, but the most terrible example of deliberate genocide, to which the “civilized” West turns a blind eye.

The Communist Party strongly condemns the heinous joint provocation of Ukrainian and Western politicians and demands a comprehensive and scrutinized  investigation not staged fakes, but of numerous real crimes of Bandera Nazis, including the brutal torture of Russian military.

Gennady Zyuganov

Chairman of the CPRF Central Committee