|Title:||No, the discovery of bodies in Ukraine's Bucha was not 'staged' with 'actors'|
|Date published:||April 6, 2022|
|Date updated:||April 6, 2022|
Ukraine authorities have said bodies discovered on April 2, 2022 in the small town of Bucha were civilians killed by retreating Russian forces, allegations which Moscow has denied. Several posts shared on social networks — including from Russian authorities — have claimed that the scene was staged by Ukrainian forces and some of the so-called bodies were filmed moving. But AFP journalists on the ground confirmed they saw dead bodies that had been left for several days; footage used to support the misleading claims does not show the bodies moving, AFP’s investigation found.