Russia to be investigated for war crimes by International Criminal Court
The Metro says Russia will soon be under investigation for possible war crimes and crimes against humanity in Ukraine, the International Criminal Court has confirmed.
Its chief prosecutor confirmed on Monday night that he plans to open an investigation ‘as rapidly as possible’.
It comes after Amnesty International condemned Russia for an alleged attack on a pre-school, which it said could constitute a war crime.
Prosecutor Karim Khan said in a statement that his investigation will look at alleged crimes committed before the Russian invasion began last week – but added: ‘Given the expansion of the conflict in recent days, it is my intention that this investigation will also encompass any new alleged crimes falling within the jurisdiction of my office that are committed by any party to the conflict on any part of the territory of Ukraine.’
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