Conflicts & War

Nato: Bucha atrocity perpetrators must be brought to justice

Brussels, Apr 5 (EFE).- Those responsible for the atrocities committed against civilians in the Ukrainian town of Bucha must be brought to justice, Nato secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday.

“We have all seen the horrific images of murdered civilians in Bucha and other places controlled by the Russian military until a few days ago,” he told a press conference ahead of a meeting of Nato foreign ministers.

“This is unbearable brutality that Europe has not witnessed in many decades. Targeting and murdering civilians is a war crime. All the facts must be established and all those responsible for these atrocities must be brought to justice.”

He added: “Nato allies are supporting investigations including through the United Nations and the International Criminal Court.”

The Nato chief said the dynamic of the war in Ukraine was changing as Russian forces withdrew from northern regions, including around Kyiv, to regroup and refocus on eastern and southern Ukraine.

He said Nato foreign ministers will discuss their response to Moscow’s change in tactics, which he said could include an attempt to seize the entire eastern Donbas region of Ukraine and the south to create a land bridge to Crimea, which Russia annexed in 2014.

Nato members would further support Ukraine with the supply of anti-tank and air defense weaponry as well as financial and humanitarian assistance.

They would also consider supplying tools to boost cyber security and prepare for the threat of chemical or biological attacks.EFE


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