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Ukraine: CCTV of apparent Bucha war crime coming up

CCTV recorded the moment the men were led to where their bodies were found weeks later (Photo: New York Times)

New evidence that appears to show a brutal war crime in Bucha has been discovered.

Eight men were marched to their deaths by a Russian fire brigade in the suburbs of Kiev, according to a New York Times research.

CCTV captured the moment the group was brought to the parking lot with guns where their bodies are later discovered.

The paper interviewed witnesses who said they heard gunshots from where the men were taken during the city occupation by Kremlin troops.

Drone footage and evidence from the scene appear to confirm that they were killed in cold blood despite being unarmed.

Seven of those killed were volunteers for a provisional defense force and had tried to hide in the house of the eighth killed man when Russian troops entered the city.

Ukrainian troops had previously successfully repulsed a Russian attack, but when elite soldiers re-entered Bucha, the men – who had only one gun between them – took refuge.

Buch, a suburb of Kiev, saw some of the worst mines of invading Kremlin troops who thought they would never be held accountable (Photo: AFP / Getty)

The ninth man in the group was released after handing over the rest and is now being investigated for treason by Ukrainian authorities, according to the Times.

One man who survived despite being shot by his body confirmed the story.

He told the Times: ‘I fell down and I acted like I was dead. I did not move or breathe.

“It was cold outside and you could see people’s breath.”

Bullet casings and a Russian army ration package were found at the scene, weeks after invading soldiers were forced to withdraw, leaving evidence of war crimes in the region.

Cemeteries in areas around Kiev have been swollen to accommodate the bodies of those killed in the fighting (Photo: Getty)

The Kremlin has consistently denied that its soldiers have committed atrocities, and accused Ukraine of carrying out murders in Bucha.

It comes in the same week the first Russian soldier convicted of a war crimeshooting an unarmed civilian in the Sumy region.

Sergeant Vadim Shishimarin, 21, admitted to shooting an unarmed 62-year-old man who was riding a bicycle out of the open window of a stolen car.

He fled the area with other Russian soldiers when Ukrainian troops recaptured territory when he assassinated Oleksandr Shelipov.

Ukrainian prosecutors say they have compiled evidence of thousands of war crimes committed on territory previously held by Kremlin troops.

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Ukraine: CCTV of apparent Bucha war crime coming up

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