President of Ukraine

Andriy Yermak: The crimes committed by the Russian military in Bucha are genocide

4 April 2022 - 18:59

Andriy Yermak: The crimes committed by the Russian military in Bucha are genocide

The crimes committed by the Russian military against civilians in the Ukrainian cities of Bucha, Irpin, Hostomel and other settlements in the Kyiv region are genocide of the Ukrainian people. This was emphasized by Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Yermak in an interview for Natalia Moseichuk on 1+1 TV channel.

According to him, the true scale of the crimes of Russian troops in the occupied suburbs of the capital can be estimated when full information is available. But it is clear that this cannot be compared to the massacre in Srebrenica, one of the largest war crimes in modern European history committed during the 1995 Bosnian war.

"It's a completely different story. One nuclear power attacked a non-nuclear power. This is Russia's war against Ukraine, so I would not make such comparisons. But in terms of horror and absolutely inhuman treatment it's real genocide, one hundred percent," he said.

Andriy Yermak said that every day he communicates with his colleagues - political advisers in the United States, Germany, Great Britain and other countries and informs them in detail and provides photo evidence of the crimes of the Russian occupiers against Ukrainians.

"Shock reaction. I am convinced that they should feel what all Ukrainians feel today. Because the decisions we expect depend on many of them," he said.

Answering the question whether he has received calls from any Russians apologizing for what their country is doing to Ukraine, the Head of the President's Office said: "They must apologize to the entire Ukrainian people. But I don't think it will be accepted today. And this is for many, many years. There is no excuse for what we see today, what we feel. And, unfortunately, all this continues - we have not stopped this war yet."