The President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky submitted to the UN Security Council shocking reports of atrocities in his country and demanded that Russian leaders be “brought to justice for war crimes.” Zelensky called for the creation of an international tribunal similar to the Nuremberg trials against the Nazis after World War II, saying of Russian troops: “There is not a single crime that they have not committed there.”
The atrocities in the Ukrainian city of Bucha – “just one of many examples of what the occupiers did on our land for the last 41 days, Zelensky said, adding that there are many more that the world has yet to learn the full truth. “Russia wants to turn Ukraine into silent slaves,” he said.
The President of Ukraine also questioned the ability of the UN Security Council to ensure security. “The UN Security Council exists and there is no security in the world. For anyone, ”he said in his night address. “Now Kyiv is the capital of global democracy, the capital of the struggle for freedom for all on the European continent.”
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said he will “never forget the horrific images of killed civilians” in Bucha. Speaking at the UN Security Council in New York, he said the war in Ukraine was “one of the greatest challenges” to the “international order”. UN Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo said accusations of sexual assault by Russian forces included “gang rape and rape in front of children.”
The Commissioner for Human Rights of Ukraine Lyudmila Denisova said that in the mass grave near the church in the city of Bucha can be from 150 to 300 bodies. She did not say how the authorities reached an estimate.
Satellite images of one Bucha street Published by Maxar Technologies on March 19 and 21, apparently several bodies are in the same position as in the videos and photos taken this weekend on the same street. UK Ministry of Defense said eight bodies lay in the street for at least ten days before the city was taken from Russian troops.
Displaced residents of Bucha should not return to their homes yet, because there are still mines in the area After the withdrawal of Russian troops from the city, its mayor Anatoly Fedoruk said. Fedaruk said that during the entire Russian occupation, about 3,700 civilians remained in Bucha, where about 37,000 people lived before the war.
U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said Bucha’s evidence showed a “deliberate campaign of murder, torture, rape, and atrocities” by Russian forces. “The messages are more than credible. There is evidence to see the world, ”he told reporters. Representative of the UN Office for Human RightsLiz Trossel, said all the signs from Bucha showed against civilians who were directly targeted and killed.
At the UN Security Council, India condemned the killing of civilians in Bucha and called for an independent investigation. Israel also condemned Russia’s “war crimes” in Ukraine in a statement.
The Kremlin says accusations that Russian troops committed war crimes by shooting civilians in Bucha were a “horrible forgery” aimed at “defaming” Russian army. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters that US President Joe Biden’s statement calling for the trial of Russian President Vladimir Putin for war crimes was unacceptable and unworthy of the US leader.
Visiting to Trostianetsa town near the Russian border, the Guardian has found evidence total executions, torture and systematic looting during the month of occupation. Trostyanets Mayor Yuri Bova said it was too early to give a reliable estimate of how many Russians had killed civilians, saying it was “exactly more than 50, but probably not hundreds.”
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that the foreign ministers of NATO and the G7 at a meeting on Wednesday and Thursday will discuss the supply of modern weapons to Ukraine. Ammunition, medicine and “high-end” weapons systems will also be discussed, he added.
The United States and its allies are planning more sanctions against Russia in order to “exhaust the resources that Putin must continue the war against Ukraine,” White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said. New penalties will include Fr. a ban on all new investment in Russia and tougher sanctions against its financial institutions and state-owned enterprises. Separately, Art The US Treasury Department has blocked any payments on Russia’s public debt with US dollars from accounts in US financial institutions, which makes it difficult for Russia to meet its financial obligations.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has announced that the EU is also proposing new sanctions against Russia, including a ban on coal imports worth 4 billion euros (3.3 billion pounds) a year. The package will include a total ban on transactions for four key Russian banks, a ban on access to EU ports by Russian courts and Russian courts, and targeted bans on exports and imports.
U.S. Army General Mark Millie, The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said the United States should look to develop more bases in Eastern Europe to defend against Russian aggression. but save forces through them, not constantly deploy. Millie suggested that the conflict would go beyond Ukraine and last “at least” years.
Nearly two hundred Russian diplomats have been expelled from European countries this week in outright government outrage at the killings of Ukrainian civilians. As of Monday, 206 Russian diplomats and embassy staffers, one of the biggest diplomatic setbacks, have said since Monday that the governments of Italy, France, Germany and other countries cannot stay.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has urged Russian citizens not to succumb to Putin’s propaganda. and circumvent the strict rules of censorship on the Internet by installing technology to detect the full scale of war crimes committed during the invasion of Ukraine.