‘I saw how a Russian soldier killed my father’: The harrowing testimonies of the survivors of the Busha massacre

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Yuri Y Su Badri, Ruslan

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Yuri and his father were trying to get humanitarian aid when they were stopped by a Russian soldier.

At about 11:00 on March 17, Yuri Nechiborenko and his father, Ruslan, were riding bicycles to the Bush administration building where aid was being delivered.

Electricity, gas and water were cut off, and the supply of essential goods was in short supply in the city, one of the first areas captured by Russian forces as they advanced into the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv.

Yuri and his father were waiting to get some medicine and food. Yuri said that he and his father were arrested by a Russian soldier on Tarasivska Street. They immediately raised their hands.

Speaking to the BBC on the phone with his mother, 14-year-old Alaa, he gave his account of what happened next. “We told them we don’t carry weapons and we don’t pose any danger,” he said.

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