Germany’s intelligence agency intercepted radio messages from Russian armed service resources discussing the killing of civilians in the Ukrainian town of Bucha, German news journal Der Spiegel documented on Thursday.
It claimed the agency introduced the findings in parliament on Wednesday, devoid of providing a supply for the details.
Bucha, 37 km (23 miles) northwest of Kyiv, was occupied by Russian troops for extra than a thirty day period adhering to their Feb. 24 invasion of Ukraine. Area officers say additional than 300 men and women have been killed by Russian forces in Bucha alone, and all over 50 of them had been executed. Moscow denies the accusations.
In accordance to Der Spiegel, the radio messages corresponded with identified fatalities. In a single intercept, a soldier discusses taking pictures someone off their bicycle. A system was photographed lying up coming to a bicycle.
Spiegel extra that there were being additional audio recordings whose bodily origin was harder to pinpoint, which it claimed recommended similar occasions experienced occurred in other Ukrainian towns.
Ukraine’s federal government has accused Russia of genocide and war crimes. The Kremlin said on Tuesday that Western allegations Russian forces executed civilians in Bucha are a “monstrous forgery” meant to discredit the Russian military and justify new Western sanctions.
Russia casts the proof of civilian executions as a cynical ploy by Ukraine and its Western backers, who Moscow states are gripped by discriminatory anti-Russian paranoia.
A German government spokesperson declined to comment on the Spiegel report.