Ukraine is a ‘crime scene’, after visiting war hit Ukrane’s Bucha town says ICC chief prosecutor Karim Khan. Hundreds of civilians were killed in the Bucha town which Ukraine has blamed on Russian forces who occupied it for several weeks. International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor, on Wednesday visited the town of Bucha . After visiting Bucha he said “Ukraine is a crime scene. We are here because we have reasonable grounds to believe that crimes within the jurisdiction of the court are being committed. We have to pierce the fog of war to get to the truth,” he told reporters.
“We have to pierce the fog of war to get to the truth. That requires independent, impartial investigation,” he said.
Khan said an ICC forensic team was set to work “so that we can really make sure we separate truth from fiction”. “We have to keep an open mind and we have to follow the evidence,” he said.
Moscow has so far denied responsibility for the deaths and President Vladimir Putin has dismissed reports of Russian soldiers shooting civilians as “fake”. President Joe Biden, however, accused Russia of committing genocide in Ukraine.