Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said work is underway to clear rubble in the town of Borodianka and the situation there is "much scarier" than that in Bucha.
Speaking at his nightly address on Thursday night, Zelensky said, “So far, the Russian state and the Russian military are the greatest threat on the planet to freedom, to human security, to the concept of human rights as such. After Bucha, this is already obvious,” he said, adding that work to clear rubble in Borodianka has begun.
“It's much scarier there. More victims of Russian invaders," Zelensky said.
The Ukrainian president said similar atrocities were seen in Mariupol as well.
“What will happen when the world learns the whole truth about what the Russian military did in Mariupol? There, on almost every street, is what the world saw in Bucha and other towns in the Kyiv region after the withdrawal of Russian troops. The same cruelty. The same terrible crimes," he said.
Zelensky suggested that the atrocities committed by Russian forces would be used as propaganda. CNN cannot independently verify these claims.
“More and more information is coming in that Russian propagandists are preparing, so to speak, a ‘mirror response’ to the shock of all normal people from what they saw in Bucha. They are going to show the victims in Mariupol as if they were not killed by the Russian military, but by Ukrainian defenders of the city,” Zelensky said, “to do this, the occupiers collect corpses on the streets, take them out. And can be used elsewhere in accordance with the developed propaganda scenarios.”
Zelensky said every murder in Ukraine will be investigated and every looter, rapist and murderer will be found and that after what the world saw happening in Bucha, it is clear Russia “does not obey” human rights.”
He called the UN General Assembly's decision to suspend Russia from the Human Rights Council “fair and logical” and thanked the country that supported the UNGA decision.
“Perhaps Russia will change its attitude to human rights, but at this point in time it’s not happening,” Zelensky said.