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Russia: Ukraine

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL6567, tabled on 2 March 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to record details of Russian attacks in Ukraine on (1) civilians, (2) schools, and (3) hospitals; and what steps they will take to ensure that those responsible are prosecuted.

Answered on

16 March 2022

Ukraine has suffered horrific attacks, including missile and air strikes which have torn through apartment blocks. Innocent people including children have lost their lives. The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights is recording details of Russian attacks in Ukraine.

Russia's use of indiscriminate force against innocent civilians is clear for all to see. It must be investigated and those responsible held to account. The UK joined 44 partners on 3 March to launch an OSCE mission to investigate violations of human rights and international humanitarian law by Russia in Ukraine. The UK led efforts to expedite an ICC investigation into Russian war crimes in Ukraine.