Ukraine “is a crime scene,” says International Criminal Court prosecutor

British Karim Khan was visiting Boutcha, a Ukrainian city where hundreds of people were found dead after the Russian occupation.

British International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor Karim Khan described Ukraine on April 13 as “crime scene“, while visiting Butchanear Kyiv.

Ukraine is a crime scene. We are here because we have good reason to believe that crimes under the jurisdiction of the Court are being committed.began Karim Khan.

“The law must be mobilized and launched into battle to protect civilians”

Karim Khan, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court.

We must break through the fog of war to find out the truth“he told the press during a visit to this city, where, according to Ukrainian authorities, there were hundreds of civilians.” Found dead after the Russian occupation. Karim Khan clarified that an ICC forensics team was preparing to work”so we can really separate truth from fiction

Macabre painting, considered “fake” by Moscow

We must keep an open mind and trust the evidencehe added.The law must be mobilized and thrown into battle to protect civiliansAFP journalists who were able to go there on April 2 saw the bodies of twenty men dressed in civilian clothes scattered hundreds of meters in a city street.

One was on his bike, others had shopping bags next to them. Another, lying on his side, had his hands tied behind his back. At least two of these corpses had major head injuries. They have been present for days exhuming bodies from mass graves in Boutcha and other places in the outskirts of Kiev, which had been occupied by Russian troops for several weeks.

The Boutcha massacre drew horrific condemnations from around the world and prompted Kiev’s allies to introduce new sanctions against Russia. Russia denies any responsibility for these deaths and calls it “fake” allegations of murder of civilians by Russian soldiers.

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