UN humanitarian chief says Bucha investigations are ‘next step’

UN humanitarian chief Martin Griffiths says during a visit to the town of Bucha outside the Ukrainian capital Kyiv that investigators will probe civilian deaths uncovered after Russian troops withdrew.

“The world is already deeply shocked,” Griffiths says in the town that was strewn with bodies after Moscow’s forces pulled out, adding that “the next step is conducting investigations.”

Griffiths is accompanied by Amin Awad, the UN’s coordinator on the Ukraine crisis, for a three-hour visit that includes a stop at the site of a mass grave that Ukrainians dug near a church.

Evidence of civilian killings in Bucha and other towns around Kyiv — which Ukraine has blamed on Russian troops, allegations denied by Moscow — have shocked the world and triggered calls for new sanctions on Moscow.

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