Several European officials have expressed concern over Bucharest’s pictures.
Roberta Metsola, President of the European Parliament. Said on Twitter The images were “the cold reality of Putin’s war crimes,” adding that the world “needs to be aware of what is happening.”
Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkeviks, Condemnation It called for “genocide” and “war crimes against innocent civilians,” new sanctions against Russia, and more military aid to Ukraine.
Analysts say that even if a war crimes case is brought before the International Criminal Court in The Hague, it will be extremely difficult for Russian leaders to be held accountable because the court does not have enforcement powers. Trial is also possible at the International Court of Justice, but any ruling needs to be enforced by the UN Security Council, where Russia has veto power.
U.S. lawmakers say reports from Bucha justify further aid to Ukraine, with some calling for more surface-to-air missiles to help Ukrainian forces. Senator Rob Portman, Ohio Republican, Said that “We need to do more to help Ukraine and we need to do it faster.”
Sen. Chris Murphy, Connecticut Democrat, Said the image There was evidence of war crimes committed by Russia. “Those who have done and endorsed these acts will be cursed by history and now they must be held accountable,” he said.
Constant Mayhout and Aurelian Briden from Paris, Matina Stevis-Gridneff from Brussels, Emily Kochran from Washington, Ivan Nechepurenko from Istanbul and Cassandra Vinograd from London contributed to the reporting.