Ukraine war: Kherson liberation ‘beginning of the end of the war’, says Zelenskyy

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has made his first visit to Kherson since the southern city was recaptured. He hailed the Russian withdrawal as the “beginning of the end of the war” but also acknowledged the heavy price Ukrainian soldiers are paying in their grinding effort to push back the invading force. Zelenskyy walked the streets … Read more

Takeaways from the investigation of the Russian general in Ukraine

ZDVYZHIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — The carnage left by Russian soldiers on the road to Kyiv was not random. It was strategic brutality, perpetrated in areas that were under tight Russian control where military officers — including one of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s top generals accused of war crimes in Syria — were present, an investigation … Read more

UN, G7 declare Russian attack on Ukraine as possible war crime

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces showered Ukraine with more missiles and ammunition-carrying drones Tuesday after widespread strikes. killed at least 19 people in an attack the UN human rights office described as “particularly shocking” and amounting to potential war crimes. Air raid warnings sounded throughout Ukraine for a second straight morning as officials advised … Read more

Ukraine sees more widespread strikes, gets Western backing

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces showered Ukraine with more missiles and ammunition-carrying drones Tuesday after widespread strikes. killed at least 19 people in an attack the UN human rights office described as “particularly shocking” and amounting to potential war crimes. Air raid warnings sounded throughout the country for a second straight morning as Ukrainian … Read more

‘War crime:’ Industrial-scale destruction of Ukrainian culture

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The exquisite golden tiara, inlaid with precious stones by master craftsmen some 1,500 years ago, was one of the world’s most valuable artifacts from the blood-letting rule of Attila the Hun, who rampaged with horseback warriors deep into Europe in the 5th century. The Hun diadem has now disappeared from the … Read more

Ukrainian authorities take stock of ruins in liberated Lyman

LYMAN, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian authorities are just beginning to sift through the wreckage of the devastated city of Lyman in eastern Ukraine as they assess the humanitarian toll, and the possibility of war crimes, from a months-long Russian occupation. Few of the buildings in the city in the Donetsk region — an area which … Read more

UN rights experts present evidence of war crimes in Ukraine

GENEVA (AP) – A team of experts commissioned by the UN’s top human rights body to look into rights violations in Ukraine said Friday its initial investigation turned up evidence of war crimes in the country following Russia’s invasion. almost seven months ago. The experts from the Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine, mandated by the … Read more

One day after Zelenskyy speech, US, Russia square off at UN

UNITED NATIONS (AP) – One day after Ukraine’s president laid out a strong case against Russia’s invasion at the United Nations, the United States made its own assertions in front of the UN Security Council on Thursday about why Russia should face further censorship and isolation. Minutes later, Russia came right back, calling the claims … Read more

Khmer Rouge tribunal ends work after 16 years, 3 judgments

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The international court convened in Cambodia to judge the Khmer Rouge for its brutal 1970s rule ended its work Thursday after spending $337 million and 16 years to convict just three men of crimes after the regime caused the deaths of an estimated 1.7 million people. In its final session, … Read more

Ukraine combs mass burial site, says signs of torture found

IZIUM, Ukraine — Ukrainian authorities unearthed bodies, some they said bore hallmarks of torture, from a mass burial site Friday in an area recently recaptured from Russian forces. President Volodymyr Zelenskyy cited the site as an example of “what the Russian occupation has led to.” Digging in the rain, workers hauled body after body out … Read more