Ukraine: UN’s Guterres joins call for Bucha war crimes probe

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Washington/IBNS: United States President Joe Biden on Monday demanded war crime trials over the alleged atrocities against civilians in Ukraine’s Bucha city, reports said.

Biden also said he wants more sanctions imposed on Russia.

He called Russian President Vladimir Putin “a war criminal” and the killings “a war crime.”

Biden told reporters there should be “a war crimes trial.”

“I’m seeking more sanctions, yes,” he added.

At least 300 people, whose bodies were recovered following the withdrawal of Russian troops from Bucha, have been buried in mass graves, the city’s mayor told AFP Saturday.

“In Bucha, we have already buried 280 people in mass graves,” mayor Anatoly Fedoruk had told AFP by phone.

Bucha is a commuter town in the northwest of Ukraine’s capital city Kiyv.

Amid destroyed buildings with gaping holes and roads spewed with crushed cars, the town’s streets are littered with corpses, he had said.