A United Nations investigative body says Russian attacks on Ukraine’s energy-related infrastructure and use of torture “may amount to crimes against humanity”.
Some Russian abuses in Ukraine may be war crimes: UN
Russia has committed wide-ranging war crimes in Ukraine such as wilful killings and torture, a United Nations mandated investigative body says, in some cases making children watch loved ones being raped and detaining others alongside dead bodies.
The alleged crimes, including the deportation of children, were detailed in a report by the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine, which said some acts may amount to crimes against humanity.
At her weekly press briefing, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told reporters that Russia regularly heard accusations like these.
She added that if those behind such reports supported objectivity “then we are ready to analyse specific cases, answer questions, provide data, statistics and facts. But if they are biased, if they represent only one point of view… then there is no use responding to these reports.”