The UN fact-finding mission in Ukraine concluded, after visiting that country in June, that Russia has committed war crimes during its invasion of this country, highlighted the president of the tripartite commission, Erik Mose, in his appearance before the United Nations Human Rights Council.
“We were shocked by the large number of executions perpetrated in the areas we visited”pointed out the Norwegian expert, who indicated that the mission investigates this type of murder in 16 Ukrainian towns, although it has received credible reports of crimes of this type in many other places.
Many of these murders were perpetrated on people previously detainedhighlighted mosewho indicated thatNumerous deceased had their hands tied behind their backs, head wounds and cuts to the throat, indications that show that they were summary executions.
Ukraine asks for a specific court to try Russia’s war crimes
Ukraine’s delegation to the UN Human Rights Council called for the creation of a “court with specific jurisdiction” over Russian aggression against its country, minutes after a United Nations mission concluded that war crimes had been committed during the invasion.
“If These Acts Of Aggression By A Permanent Member Of The UN Security Council Are Not Responded To, We Will Sink Into A Dark World Of Impunity And Permissiveness”stated the Ukrainian Ambassador Extraordinary Anton Korinevichwho assured that the Russian atrocities «they hadn’t seen each other in Europe for decades.”.
The diplomat compared the brutality of the crimes of the Putin regime in Ukraine with those committed in conflicts such as those of the old Yugoslavia, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congoand called on the UN mission to continue working to ensure that, as in those wars, “There is no impunity for the perpetrators”