TO video recorded by drone shows Russian troops shot and killed a cyclist who was cycling through the city Bucha, Ukraine.
The incident took place at the end of February Russian armed forces invaded a city located on the outskirts of the Ukrainian capital Kyiv.
On Tuesday, a group of investigative journalists at Bellingcat posted footage on social media, and the video went viral.
Checked by The New York Times
The New York Times Visual Investigation Group independently verified the video of a cyclist being killed by a police officer. Russian Army in Bucha.
“As soon as the cyclist turns the corner, the Russian armored car fires several shots of large-caliber projectiles at the roadway,” the article says.
“The second armored personnel carrier fired two shots towards the cyclist. A column of dust and smoke rises from the scene.
“A few weeks later, after Russia came out Buchathe plainclothes body was filmed next to the bike at that exact location in the second video confirmed by The Times.
“A body with a mutilated leg lies behind a concrete support, which collapsed from a clear impact. Support damage consistent with large caliber ammunition. The person’s clothing – a navy blue top and lighter trousers – matches the cyclist’s clothing.”
What happened during the massacre in Bucha?
After Ukrainian forces entered Bucha, a town that had been under Russian control for several weeks, there were reports of killings, executions, torture and rape of civilians by Russian forces.
Residents testify that civilians were shot by Russian troops before leaving for no apparent reason.
“They cut off limbs, slit throats,” he said. President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky.
“Women were raped and killed in front of their children. Their tongues were pulled out only because the aggressor did not hear what they wanted to hear from them.”