Russia to commit war crimes until invasion put to halt - Canada's foreign minister

Russia to commit war crimes until invasion put to halt - Canada's foreign minister

Russia will continue to commit brutal war crimes until its invasion of Ukraine is stopped.

That’s according to Canada’s Foreign Minister, Melanie Joly, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“Reports of a video appearing to show the decapitation of a Ukrainian prisoner of war by Russian forces, are deeply disturbing. It is clear that war crimes & crimes against humanity will continue as long as Russia continues its illegal invasion," Joly wrote on Twitter.

She emphasized that "the Russian regime must be held to account."

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"Canada will always stand for justice and support the full investigation of war crimes. Canada stands with Ukraine," minister stated.

As reported earlier, two videos showing the gruesome execution of Ukrainian soldiers are circulating on social media. The Security Service of Ukraine has launched a pre-trial inquiry into the beheadings. Law enforcement are taking measures to identify persons complicit in the atrocities.

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine appealed to the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court with a demand to urgently address the issue in the context of the investigation of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Ukraine by the Russian forces.

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