Ukraine wages a dogged fight against Russian ‘war crimes’

Child abduction and civilian massacre among alleged offenses

KYIV — As Russia continues its aggression against Ukraine, increasingly more serious Russian atrocities, which many see as war crimes, are coming to light.

Bucha and Irpin, communities less than an hour’s drive from the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv, have borne the brunt of Russian atrocities. In late November, I visited the neighboring villages, which were temporarily occupied by the Russian army in the spring of 2022. Houses and hospitals shattered by artillery shells stood as silent reminders of what had happened there.

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