A team of investigators from the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, Netherlands, will travel to Ukraine to look into a multi-national complaint filed against Russia for war crimes committed during the continuing conflict with Ukraine.
The news: The International Criminal Court (ICC) began investigating suspected war crimes perpetrated by Russian soldiers and the government during the invasion of Ukraine on Thursday.
What they said: The Ukrainian Parliament stated that an ICC team of investigators is on its way to Ukraine to begin their investigation.
- “Tribunal [ICC] in The Hague [headquarters in The Netherlands] began an investigation into possible #Russian war crimes,” Belarusian media outlet Nexta claimed on Twitter.
What’s going on: According to the UN refugee agency, one million people have fled Ukraine since the Russian incursion began. UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) estimates that this number represents more than 2 per cent of Ukraine’s population. Ukraine’s population is expected to reach 44 million by the end of 2020, according to the World Bank.