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Ukraine: Armed Conflict

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 190241, tabled on 19 June 2023

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of adherence by the Russian Federation to its legal responsibilities towards the populations of the occupied Ukrainian territories.

Answered on

22 June 2023

In the course of its illegal invasion, Russia has shown a total disregard for its obligations under international law, including international humanitarian law, and is responsible for numerous violations and abuses of human rights. Russia continues to deny full, safe and unhindered access for humanitarian actors to territory under its temporary control, where millions of people are in acute need of humanitarian assistance. Reporting from the UN and OSCE concludes that Russia's treatment of civilians, including killings, torture and forced transfers, may amount to war crimes. The UK is committed to holding Russia to account for its actions in Ukraine, including by supporting the International Criminal Court and Ukrainian domestic investigations.

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