Thank you, Mr. President. Every case we have met at the Special Permanent Council has marked a further dramatic development as President Putin pursues his preferred brutal war in Ukraine. But today we are talking about a new, deeply disturbing low, apparently cold-blooded execution on a shocking scale.
As Russian troops are forced to retreat, we see more and more evidence of the horrific actions carried out by these invading forces in cities such as Irpin and Bucha. Hundreds of bodies were found during the liberation of the cities.
We are horrified to see reports of men, women, children, as well as children being killed and mutilated. From mass graves. And shots where it is seen that people are shooting from close range, with their hands and feet tied, and their bodies are left lying on the street. What further horrors await the revelation? This is a great moral stain on the Russian army, which will never be forgotten.
The perpetrators of these horrible acts must be brought to justice. Ukraine The deliberate killing of civilians during an illegal, groundless invasion of Russia should be investigated as war crimes. We will not allow Russia to cover up its involvement in these atrocities through cynical misinformation, we will ensure that the reality of Russia’s actions is revealed. We will not rest until those responsible for these atrocities, including military commanders and individuals in the Russian government, are brought to justice. The United Kingdom has been at the forefront of supporting the International Criminal Court’s investigation into the situation in Ukraine.. We headed the ICC, the largest state guidance in its history. The OSCE Moscow Mechanism plays an important role in facilitating this processIt ակի will continue to have the full support of the United Kingdom. Nothing is forgotten, no one will be forgotten.
Mr. President, the Russian colleagues in this room told us that they do not intend to invade Ukraine, that is a lie. They told us that Ukraine was bombing their schools and hospitals, that was a lie. Now we are told that Ukraine is executing its own civilian population. Aren’t they ashamed? There is no flag so big as to cover the shame of killing innocent people.
Mr. President, the Russian government still has a chance to stop this senseless war. But as long as Russia continues its senseless barbarism, it is possible that the international community will continue to provide Ukraine with the humanitarian and military assistance it so desperately needs to tighten sanctions to stop funding President Putin’s military vehicle in the first place. The world is watching, չենք we will not forget.
Please attach this announcement to the daily magazine. Thank you, Mr. President.
The OSCE convenes a meeting of the Special Council on Russian atrocities in Irpin և Bucha. Statement of Great Britain, April 5, 2022
Source The OSCE convenes a meeting of the Special Council on Russian atrocities in Irpin և Bucha. Statement of Great Britain, April 5, 2022