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Bachelet warns of possible “war crimes” in Ukraine and asks to open an independent investigation into Bucha

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MADRID, 4 Apr. (EUROPE PRESS) –

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, has warned this Monday that there are serious indications of possible “war crimes” in the context of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and has asked to open an independent investigation into what happened in Bucha, where the lifeless bodies of more than 300 people have been recovered after the Russian withdrawal.

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“I am horrified by the images of civilians lying dead on the ground and the makeshift graves in the town of Bucha,” Bachelet said of the town, which is near kyiv, the capital.

In a statement, he warned that there is “growing concern” about serious violations of International Law and International Humanitarian Law. “It is essential that all bodies are exhumed and identified so that families can be informed,” she said.

Thus, he explained that this will allow the “exact cause” of death to be determined. All measures must be taken to “preserve evidence” and that those responsible be brought to justice.

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“It is vitally important that all necessary efforts are made for an effective and independent investigation into what happened in Bucha to guarantee truth, justice and criminal responsibility as reparations are sought for the victims and their families,” has settled.

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