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U.N. panel cites Russian war crimes and possible genocide in Ukraine

The panel said it found evidence of human rights abuses on both sides, but those by Russia far outweigh those by Ukraine.

Ukraine's capital Kyiv before Russia's Feb. 2022 invasion (AN/Robert Anasch/Unsplash)

GENEVA (AN) — A panel of U.N. human rights experts cited more evidence of torture, rape and other war crimes by Russian forces invading Ukraine.

The U.N.'s Independent Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine said it also is investigating allegations of Russians committing genocide since the full-scale invasion began in Feb. 2022.

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