‘You’re not going to get away with it’: Ukraine unveils first war crimes charges amid 8,000 investigations

‘You’re not going to get away with it’: Ukraine unveils first war crimes charges amid 8,000 investigations

This post was originally published on this siteUkraine’s country’s top legal official has opened more than 8,000 war crimes probes into Russian atrocities. She has 600 suspects on her list.     

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What Is or Isn’t a Genocide? Does Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Qualify?

What Is or Isn’t a Genocide? Does Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Qualify?

This post was originally published on this siteThere are few more powerful words in international relations than genocide. But what exactly it means, when it should be invoked and what should happen when it is, is often unclear. It’s an issue brought to the fore by recent remarks by Ukraine...

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Ukraine War: Biden accuses Russian troops of committing genocide in Ukraine

Ukraine War: Biden accuses Russian troops of committing genocide in Ukraine

This post was originally published on this siteThe US leader says President Putin is trying to “wipe out the idea” of a Ukrainian identity.

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France sends forensic experts to investigate war crimes in Ukraine

France sends forensic experts to investigate war crimes in Ukraine

France has dispatched a team of police officers trained in forensics to investigate alleged Russian war crimes in Ukraine, The Kyiv Independent reported Monday.
The team will reportedly begin investigating crime scenes on Tuesday, focusing on the Kyiv suburbs, where retreating Russian forces left the streets littered with civilian corpses.
Axios notes that “war crime charges are notoriously difficult to prosecute,” but that forensic crime scene evidence, such as DNA, could help prosecutors “bring cases against some specific members of the Russian military.”
⚡️ France sends a team of forensics police officers to Ukraine to assist in war crime investigations. The team will begin its work on April 12 in the Kyiv Oblast, where multiple counts of Russian war crimes were reported.— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) April 11, 2022
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and President Biden have repeatedly accused Russian forces of committing war crimes in Ukraine. After images of dead civilians in Bucha and other Kyiv suburbs emerged earlier this month, even previously neutral nations like Turkey, India, and China called for investigations.
Russia has denied killing civilians in the Kyiv suburbs, calling the video and photo evidence a “monstrous forgery,” and accusing Ukrainian forces of having killed the victims — some of who appear to have been bound before being shot — with indiscriminate air strikes.

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Here are Russia’s alleged war crimes in the Ukraine invasion

Here are Russia’s alleged war crimes in the Ukraine invasion

This post was originally published on this siteRussia is under international fire over alleged war crimes committed during its invasion of Ukraine. Days after the war began, the International Criminal Court opened an investigation into alleged war crimes by Russia. And this week, as Russian troops left communities around Kyiv, photos...

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Intercepted Calls Prove Russia’s Deliberate ‘Strategy’ of War Crimes in Ukraine

Intercepted Calls Prove Russia’s Deliberate ‘Strategy’ of War Crimes in Ukraine

This post was originally published on this siteSERGEI SUPINSKY Three separate mass graves have been found in Bucha as authorities there begin the grim task of trying to clean up the devastated town where Russian troops are accused of heinous war crimes, according to the mayor. And while the Kremlin...

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Vladimir Putin committing genocide ‘for all to see’ in Ukraine – ‘except ordinary Russians’

Vladimir Putin committing genocide ‘for all to see’ in Ukraine – ‘except ordinary Russians’

This post was originally published on this site It’s genocide ‘for all to see’ – except the Russian people The Kremlin’s hold on the minds of ordinary Russians is as powerful as Fox’s hold on the minds of ordinary Americans. It takes facts available to everyone and turns them upside...

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Why Biden May Struggle to Hold Russia to Account for War Crimes

Why Biden May Struggle to Hold Russia to Account for War Crimes

This post was originally published on this siteAnadolu Agency America’s on-again, off-again support for the International Criminal Court over the years will likely complicate any role it takes in the investigation of atrocities in Ukraine, experts in international law and crimes against humanity told The Daily Beast. And the potential...

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Ukraine president to speak at U.N. amid growing accusations of war crimes

Ukraine president to speak at U.N. amid growing accusations of war crimes

This post was originally published on this site World leaders expressed outrage over reports of dead Ukrainian civilians — many of whom appear to have been executed — strewn about in Bucha, a city northwest of Kyiv. (Image credit: RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP via Getty Images)

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Watch: President Biden calls for Russia’s ‘brutal’ Putin to be tried for war crimes

Watch: President Biden calls for Russia’s ‘brutal’ Putin to be tried for war crimes

This post was originally published on this site Monday morning President Joe Biden called for Russian President Vladimir Putin to be tried for war crimes after the weekend delivered horrific news reports and images documenting at least hundreds of murders and violent rapes of Ukrainian civilians by Russian soldiers. “You...

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