A unit of the Vityaz Security Force, which is under the command of the Russian National Guard, the 76th Guards Pskov Air Assault Division and Chechen units allied with Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov were active in Bucha when it was captured by Russian troops.
This is according to a survey conducted by Reuters, reports Ukrinform.
Reuters reporters spent three weeks in Bucha interviewing more than 90 residents, reviewing photo and video evidence shared by those residents, and examining documents left behind by the Russians.
“Soldiers from the Russian security forces Vityaz were part of the occupation troops, indicates an identity document found at the scene. Vityaz, whose presence in Bucha is revealed here for the first time, is under the command of the Guard national, Rosgvardiya. Its boss, Viktor Zolotov, who did not comment on this article, is a former bodyguard of Putin and reports directly to the Russian president,” the statement said.
A love letter found in a house occupied by Russian soldiers placed the 76th Guards Air Assault Division, a paratrooper force from Pskov in northwestern Russia, in Bucha. The handwritten letter was addressed to Private Aleksandr Logvinenko, who was later identified by reporters as a paratrooper from Pskov.
Journalists also discovered that at least three Chechen units allied with Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, another staunch Putin supporter, were operating in the vicinity of Bucha in March
As reported, in early April, the Ukrainian Armed Forces liberated the Kyiv suburbs of Irpin, Bucha and Hostomel and the entire Kyiv region from Russian invaders. Massacres of civilians by Russian forces have been recorded in liberated towns and villages.