Ukraine will continue to fight for its independence, the chief of the army said on Sunday, a year after bodies of civilians were found in Bucha after Russian troops retreated.

"We will continue to fight for the independence of our nation," Valery Zaluzhny wrote on Telegram. His comments came exactly a year after AFP journalists who entered the town of Bucha after the Russian retreat saw bodies of people in civilian clothes lying on the street, including one with hands tied behind their back.