Justice for Ukraine: The Hague calls for an investigation into Russian war crimes

The Hague, Netherlands

The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor on Thursday called for a “comprehensive strategy” to bring perpetrators of war crimes in Ukraine to justice, and officials from dozens of countries pledged to cooperate with their investigations.

Since Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the invasion of Ukraine on February 24, his military forces have been accused of abuses ranging from killings in the Kyiv suburb of Bucha to deadly attacks on civilian facilities, including the March 16 bombing of a theater in Mariupol which an Associated Press investigation established likely killed nearly 600 people.

“The simple truth is that as we speak, children, women and men, young and old, are living in terror,” ICC prosecutor Karim Khan said at the opening of the trial. Ukrainian Conference on Accountability in The Hague.

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