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Bucha - 2 April 2022
1. Tracking shot showing bodies lying in street
2. Close of body
3. Close of body
4. Ukrainian soldiers next to body
5. Wide of body in street by abandoned cars
6. SOUNDBITE (Ukrainian) no name given, Bucha resident:
"Those people were just walking and they shot them without any reason. Bang. In the next neighbourhood, Stekolka, it was even worse. They would shoot without asking any questions."
7. Close of hand
8. Wide of body in yard
9. Soldiers pulling body with cable, wary of the body being booby-trapped
10. Wide of soldiers next to body
11. Various of soldiers pulling body with cable, wary of the body being booby-trapped
12. Wide of tank pushing car, body lying on the ground
13. Close of hand
14. Man next to crushed car
15. Wide of tank passing by crushed car
16. SOUNDBITE (Ukrainian) Yuri (no last name given), Bucha resident:
"He was a resident, he worked in landscaping. A peaceful honest person. A smart man who loved to work. And they simply, shamelessly, and in full knowledge, crushed him to death with a Russian APC (armoured personnel carrier)."
17. Wide of man walking bike through debris and burnt out cars
Ukrainian troops moved further north from the capital Kyiv on Saturday, taking up positions in the town of Bucha after retaking territory from Russian forces.
Associated Press journalists counted six bodies of civilians scattered along a street and in the front yard of a house.
The Ukrainian soldiers, backed by a column of tanks and armoured vehicles, attached cables to the bodies and pulled them off the street, fearing they may be booby-trapped with explosive devices.
Residents of the town said the civilians were killed by Russian soldiers.
"Those people were just walking and they shot them without any reason. Bang," said a Bucha resident who declined to give his name.
As Russian forces pull back from Ukraine's capital region, retreating troops are creating a "catastrophic" situation for civilians by leaving mines around homes, abandoned equipment and "even the bodies of those killed," President Volodymyr Zelenskyy warned Saturday.
Ukraine and its Western allies reported mounting evidence of Russia withdrawing its forces from around Kyiv and building its troop strength in eastern Ukraine.
Ukrainian fighters reclaimed several areas near the capital after forcing the Russians out or moving in after them, officials said.
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