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UN secretary-standard Antonio Guterres on Thursday explained war in by itself is a criminal offense, and an “absurdity in the twenty first century”. He produced the statements through his check out to internet sites in Ukraine exactly where Russian troops have been accused of committing war crimes.
Talking to reporters in Bucha, a suburb of the Ukrainian cash Kyiv, Guterres urged Russia to cooperate with the Intercontinental Prison Courtroom (ICC) on investigations into war crimes.
“I attractiveness to the Russian Federation to settle for to cooperate with the Intercontinental Prison Courtroom,” the UN main could be listened to declaring in a online video shared by news company AFP.
Guterres also took to his Twitter account to submit a photo of himself in Bucha, and captioned it as “War is evil”. This is his initial check out to the strife-torn east European country because the Russian invasion commenced on February 24.
Throughout his check out to Borodianka, a ruined city northeast of Kyiv, Guterres explained, “I envision my relatives in one particular of individuals homes that is now ruined and black. I see my granddaughters operating absent in worry.”
In Bucha, at the very least twenty bodies in civilian clothing, with some of them acquiring their palms tied, were being identified previously this thirty day period. Ukraine has accused retreating Russian troops of committing war crimes by executing the civilians. The discovery has because impacted peace talks among Moscow and Kyiv.
The UN main, in the meantime, achieved Kyiv on Wednesday, pursuing talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow. At the conference, Guterres reiterated phone calls for equally Moscow and Kyiv to get the job done with each other to create “safe and productive humanitarian corridors in war-torn Ukraine”.
Guterres is scheduled to fulfill Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky afterwards in the working day, and keep talks with him.
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