Photo by Igor Mityansky | Bucha, a suburb of Kyiv. March 31, 2022 | Photographer Igor Mityansky remained in Bucha, a suburb of Kyiv, throughout the days of the Russian occupation.
Ukrainian forensic investigations into the Bucha massacre revealed that dozens of civilians had been killed by metal darts, or ‘flechettes’, of a kind used by the Russian army. Bodies from the Bucha-Irpin region showed lesions from small, nail-like objects contained in tank or field gun shells. According to witnesses, at the end of March, Russian artillery fired shells that spread flechettes a few days before retreating from the area.