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Signs of 'massacre' in Bucha spark calls for war crime probes

By Annabelle Timsit and Jennifer Hassan

03 Apr 2022 · 4 min read

Ukrainian officials said they have asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) to visit the mass graves seen in Bucha, a suburb northwest of Kyiv, so experts can gather evidence of possible Russian war crimes.

The request comes as Kyiv's mayor, Vitali Klitschko, said the discovery of the graves - made as Ukrainian troops recaptured territory and Russian forces pulled back from towns they had seized in the war's earliest days - could "only be described as genocide."

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