Moscow will convene an extraordinary meeting of the UN Security Council over an incident in the Ukrainian town of Bucha, Russia’s dep. permanent rep of the organization declared Sunday.
Ukraine has accused Russia of massacring civilians in the town, while Moscow dismissed the incident as having been staged by Kiev forces.
Graphic footage from Bucha emerged over the weekend, showing multiple bodies clad in civilian clothing scattered around. Kiev was quick to blame the Russian military, with several top Western politicians swiftly backing and amplifying their claims.
Moscow has firmly rejected any involvement, accusing Kiev of staging the whole affair to frame Russian troops. The Defense Ministry said Russian forces pulled out of the town on March 30, with the local mayor confirming this in a video address a day later without mentioning “any local residents laying shot in the streets.”