Visiting the areas most massacred by the Russian bombing of Ukraine is, for Pedro Sánchez, “something that excites”. This was stated this Thursday, in kyiv, together with the country’s president, Volodymyr Zelensky, and the Danish Prime Minister, Mette Fredriksenat a press conference after a walk through one of the towns massacred by Russian troops.
The head of the Executive, who as soon as he arrived by train in Ukraine has traveled through the streets of Borodianka in the midst of a large cloud of camerashas assured that “we have been moved and moved by the testimonies that were under the Russian occupation.”
Pedro Sánchez has stated that, during his walk through the city to the north of kyiv, a few kilometers from Bucha -town where when the Russians left hundreds of corpses were found on public roads-, some of the neighbors have explained to them what those days under Russian occupation were like.
Sánchez has said that, according to the testimony of those affected, during those days they could not “pick up the bodies of their compatriots who had already died or of those who had proof that they were alive under the rubble and could not recover them. They died buried.
“Beyond seeing it in the media, being able to see it in the first person is something that excites”, he assured in his speech with Zelenski and Frederiksen once the meeting that the three have held, together with the Ukrainian Government, has ended. In the same appearance he also announced the largest arms shipment that Spain will have made so far. More than 200 tons and several military vehicles are already arriving in Poland and will be at the disposal of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the coming days.
Open the door to a genocide
In his first speech before the Ukrainian media, in English, in kyiv, Pedro Sánchez has opened the door for the atrocity that the Russian president has been perpetrating in Ukraine since February 24 to be classified as “genocide”.
Subsequently, cross-examined in Spanish on this issue, the president spoke of the fact that “war crimes against humanity” are taking place. He says that it will be the International Criminal Court “that must certify whether a genocide has been committed or not” although “I open the door to it.”
A few weeks ago, Pedro Sánchez already stated that Spain would support any initiative that feels Vladimir Putin before international courts to answer for the deaths of thousands of civilians during the Russian occupation of Ukraine.