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Russia denies U.S. Embassy report that its forces shot Ukrainians in bread line

Economy Mar 16, 2022 17:55
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(Reuters) -Russia's defence ministry denied a report published by the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv on Wednesday that its forces had shot and killed 10 people waiting in line for bread in the Ukrainian city of Chernihiv, and said there were no Russian troops in the area.

The embassy did not say what evidence it had for the attack in a statement posted on its official Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) site and its Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) page. Ukraine's general prosecutor's office said it had opened an investigation into the alleged incident.

Russia has called its military actions in Ukraine a "special operation". It denies targeting civilians and says its air strikes, ground and sea offensive are intended to destroy Ukraine's military infrastructure.

Ukraine and its Western allies have accused Moscow of targeting civilians indiscriminately. Thousands of people have been killed during Russia's invasion, which began on Feb. 24, and several million have been displaced.

"Today, Russian forces shot and killed 10 people standing in line for bread in Chernihiv. Such horrific attacks must stop. We are considering all available options to ensure accountability for any atrocity crimes in Ukraine," the U.S. embassy said.

Russian defence ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said the report and footage of alleged victims that had appeared in various Ukrainian outlets was a "hoax launched by the Ukrainian Security Service".

"No Russian soldiers are or have been in Chernihiv. All units are outside of the Chernihiv city limits, blocking roads, and are not conducting any offensive action," he said, adding that the U.S. Embassy had published an "unverified fake".

Russia denies U.S. Embassy report that its forces shot Ukrainians in bread line
 

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Peter kur
Peter kur Mar 17, 2022 23:24
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"No Russian soldiers are or have been in Chernihiv" - it simply means the Russians had their mercenary dogs of war and privateers doing their dirty work. That way they can claim it is not them. It's the same a Crimea and the Donbas regions. The Russians simply arm some psycho terr*rists to do the job. Then the Russians pretend it never happened and say it was the will of tbe people. The whole world now knows that Russian leaders are animals on long leashes held by Putler.
Drake Richards
Drake Richards Mar 16, 2022 15:32
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they really need to stop stoking up this conflict with unsubstantiated claims
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Harry Baker Mar 16, 2022 15:32
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You believe Russia went into Ukraine to save Jews from Nazis?!!
 
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