The EU are preparing further sanctions against Russia as “a matter of urgency” following “haunting images of large numbers” of “executed” civilians in Ukraine.
Josep Borrell, the EU’s foreign policy chief, issued a statement on behalf of Europe, saying, “The European Union condemns in the strongest possible terms the reported atrocities committed by the Russian armed forces in a number of occupied Ukrainian towns, that have now been liberated.
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“Haunting images of large numbers of civilian deaths and casualties, as well as destruction of civilian infrastructures show the true face of the brutal war of aggression Russia is waging against Ukraine and its people.
“The massacres in the town of Bucha and other Ukrainian towns will be inscribed in the list of atrocities committed on European soil.”
Borrell said that the EU will support the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) investigation of crimes against humanity along with the United Nations probe.
All Russian military leaders, government officials including the Russian President Vladimir Putin will all be held accountable for war crimes.
Borrell added, “The EU will continue to firmly support Ukraine and will advance, as a matter of urgency, work on further sanctions against Russia.”