Yet accused by Ukraine of having committed a massacre of civilians in Boutcha last March, the 64th motorized rifle brigade of the Russian army received the “honorary title of Guard” from Vladimir Putin this Monday, April 18 .
Identified by Ukraine as the main suspects of the abuses carried out in Boutcha until the withdrawal of Russian troops on March 30, the 64th motorized rifle brigade nevertheless received a distinction from the President of the Russian Federation. Praising the “heroism, tenacity, determination and courage” of the latter, the Russian head of state signed a decree on Monday granting them the “honorary title of Guard”.
“The skillful and decisive actions of all (brigade) personnel during the special military operation in Ukraine are a model of execution of military duty, courage, determination and high professionalism,” the former wrote. member of the KGB to the military.
Last week, Vladimir Putin mentioned a “fake” about the Boutcha massacre orchestrated by his troops, favoring the track of a staging of the Ukrainian government and a false flag attack.