In a photo of the Bucha massacre, a dog looks at a man’s body, cruelty and fidelity

In these hours, horrific images are coming from Buchচা, Ukraine: dozens of bodies lying on the streets. Victims, according to Ukrainian media, say the massacre was caused by the withdrawal of Russian troops. One last cruel gesture towards those who have already been afflicted by the days of the attack, the unprotected, those who have been killed so far when they hoped the worst was over.

Among the many pictures, there is one that makes you think: there is a dead man on the sidewalk, next to him is a bicycle on which he was probably pedaling before being pelted with gunfire. But when the AFP agency France-Press photographer took those shots next to the lifeless man, there was a dog. Many argue that the slain person owns it.


There is no confirmation of this thesis, but of course the dog seems to have a connection with that man: he is lying on the asphalt, he looks around, he does not leave. It does not seek refuge, but waits for someone to come.

And in the next picture you see some Ukrainians who have now regained control of the city, take that corpse and put it in a black sack, remove it from the street and bury it. And even in this second shot the dog is always present. He stands up and watches what those people are doing. But he does not go away: that dog does not leave its owner, Buchai is killed by the Russians. #StandWithUkraine »writes a person sharing a picture on social media, a picture that mixes human cruelty and animal loyalty.

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