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Chairman of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry into Ukraine, Erik Mose, center, and members Jasminka Dzumhur, left, and Pablo de Greiff attend a press conference to present the report containing their latest findings in Geneva March 16. (Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images)

Russia has committed a series of war crimes during its war in Ukraine, according to a United Nations commission.

The country has “committed a wide range of violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law” in Ukraine, according to a report by the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine published on Thursday.

The report claims that war crimes committed by the Russians included “attacks on civilians and energy-related infrastructure, intentional homicides, kidnappings, torture, rape and other sexual violence, as well as illegal transfers and deportations of children”.

The report also documented a small number of violations perpetrated by Ukrainian forces, “including probable indiscriminate attacks and two incidents qualified as war crimes, where Russian prisoners of war were shot, injured and tortured,” according to a statement. of ONU.

Some additional information: This week, the International Criminal Court said it planned to open two war crimes cases related to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and issue arrest warrants for “several people”, according to the New York. Times and Reuters, citing current and former officials with knowledge of the decision who were not authorized to speak publicly.

In February, the US government said it had determined that Russia had committed crimes against humanity.

In March 2022, the US government declared that members of the Russian armed forces had committed war crimes in Ukraine.


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