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Monday 4 December 2023 Dublin: 2°C

# Bucha

This year
Taoiseach apologises to Ukrainian actor assaulted in Dublin during surprise trip to Kyiv
The Taoiseach also met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy today.
Varadkar has given his commitment to the people of Ukraine that Ireland will "continue to offer our practical as well as our political backing".
He confirmed Ireland is giving a further €5 million in humanitarian aid to Ukraine.
Zelenskyy has thanked the people of Ireland for taking in thousands of Ukrainian refugees since the Russian invasion.
Zelenskyy says Ukraine 'will never forgive' on Bucha anniversary as Belarus warns of nuclear war
In the days following the Russian withdrawal from Bucha on this day last year, the horrors inflicted on the town began to come to light.
Last year
Bodies with hands tied found in Ukraine as Russia shells east
Although Ukraine has retained control of Kharkiv, the city has been repeatedly battered by Moscow’s forces and still faces daily attacks.
Russian forces executed and raped civilians in apparent war crimes, Amnesty investigators find
Russian forces carried out “acts of unspeakable cruelty and shocking brutality”, according to Amnesty International.
'Staged' corpses and blame for Ukraine: How Russia has tried to sow doubt about deaths in Bucha
The EU is set to investigate possible war crimes in the town.
Ukraine describes Kyiv suburb as 'new Srebrenica' amid reports of bodies scattered in town's streets
The country’s defence ministry has claimed that local civilians in Bucha were “executed arbitrarily”.
A journalist with the AFP news agency in Bucha reported seeing at least 20 bodies wearing civilian clothing on the town's streets.
Mayor claims that another 280 people have been buried in mass graves in the town.
Ukrainian forces regained control of Bucha this week, following the retreat of Russian troops.
Ukraine says it has regained 'whole Kyiv region' as over 200 protesters detained in Moscow
People displaced in Ukraine need the same ‘generosity and dignity’ refugees received – Concern