Russian killings of civilians and bombing of civilian infrastructure could amount to war crimes, the UN says. The organization documented 50 killings of civilians in Butsja.
“Russian forces have used indiscriminate bombing and artillery fire on populated areas, killing civilians and destroying hospitals, schools, and other civilian infrastructure, which could amount to war crimes,” Ravina Shamdasani, a spokeswoman for the UN Human Rights Office, said on Friday.
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, says that “during these eight weeks, international law has not only been ignored but apparently completely set aside.”
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees has documented that 50 civilians have been killed in Butsja.
After Russian forces withdrew from Butsja, extensive killings of civilians were uncovered.
The UN documented and confirmed that 2,345 civilians had been killed and 2,919 wounded in Ukraine since the war began.
“We know that the real number is significantly higher,” Bachelet added.
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