German Chancellor Olaf Scholz says the West will impose new sanctions on Russia in the next few days. The discovery of hundreds of bodies in a town outside of Kyiv drew horror around the world.
Human Rights Watch says killings in Bucha could constitute war crimes
A leading rights group, Human Rights Watch, said Russian forces had committed atrocities in several Ukrainian cities.
“It’s quite clear that there have been war crimes committed against civilians, and the task of investigators will be to decide how many and on what kind of scale they occurred, and ultimately who’s responsible,” Aisling Reidy, a senior legal adviser at Human Rights told DW.
She said the killing of civilians in Bucha would likely constitute war crimes.
“[In Bucha itself] there’s certainly war crimes, potential crimes against humanity, where we’re seeing civilians killed, clearly killed in a summary execution format,” Reidy said.
However, she said it was “too early” to label atrocities in Ukraine as “genocide,” the term used by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy during an interview with US channel CBS on Sunday.