The International Criminal Court is set to open a probe investigating war crimes and crimes against humanity in Ukraine after Russian forces invaded and bombed the city of Kharkiv.
ICC prosecutor Karim Khan on Monday announced that he has decided to proceed with opening an investigation into the situation in Ukraine.
‘I am satisfied that there is a reasonable basis to believe that both alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity have been committed in Ukraine’ since 2014, he he was quoted as saying by the Mail Online.
Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelensky said on Monday that Russia had ‘violation of all conventions’ in its attacks on Ukrainian people, adding there will ‘definitely be an international tribunal’
Zelensky accuses Russia of war crimes after Vladimir Putin’s forces launched what were believed to be cluster and vacuum bomb attacks on the city of Kharkiv.
Zelensky said on Monday that Russia was in ‘violation of all conventions’ in its attacks on Ukrainian people.
‘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,’ added Kahn.