A brutal sect of Chechen warriors allegedly executed Russian troops on the outskirts of a kyiv suburb.
Ramzan Kadyrov, head of Russia’s Chechnya region and a staunch ally of President Putin, claims to have sent 1,000 elite fighters to fight in Ukraine.
Chechen warriors often share videos of military exercises online, earning them a fearsome reputation.
Eyewitnesses claimed that a particularly ruthless sect of Chechen soldiers executed “severely wounded” Russian soldiers in a “field hospital” northwest of Bucha.
The Kadyrovtsy, who were used as a public relations tool during Putin’s war, allegedly murdered their own comrades and “operated a torture chamber” in a glass factory on Yablonska Street.
The latest allegations appear to corroborate previous reports by Ukraine’s human rights ombudsman, Lyudmila Denisova.
Ukrainian Territorial Defense Forces Deputy Commander Artem Hurin was one of the first to visit Borodyanka, northwest of Bucha, after Ukrainian forces recaptured the town on April 2.
Mr Hurin, who is also a member of the city council of the nearby town of Irpin, said: “They were bringing badly wounded Russian soldiers to a big hospital they had there, and those who were very badly wounded, they just pulled them. No one but Kadyrovtsy did that.”