EU leaders have expressed their shock at atrocities committed by Russian forces in Bucha and other recently liberated areas of Ukraine, warning further sanctions were on their way.
“Shocked by haunting images of atrocities committed by Russian army in Kyiv liberated region #BuchaMassacre,” President of the European Council Charles Michel said on Twitter.
He added the EU was assisting Ukraine and NGOs in gathering evidence for pursuit in international courts.
“Further EU sanctions and support are on their way,” he added.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said she was appalled by “reports of unspeakable horrors in areas from which Russia is withdrawing”, adding “perpetrators of war crimes will be held accountable”.
President of the European Parliament Roberta Metsola, who travelled to Kyiv on Firday, said she was appalled by the atrocities: “This is cold reality of Putin’s war crimes,” she tweeted. “Tougher sanctions must be imposed. Perpetrators and their commanders must be brought to justice.”
Find out more
Interested in the latest news and opportunities?
This website is managed by the EU-funded Regional Communication Programme for the Eastern Neighbourhood ('EU NEIGHBOURS east’), which complements and supports the communication of the Delegations of the European Union in the Eastern partner countries, and works under the guidance of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, and the European External Action Service. EU NEIGHBOURS east is implemented by a B&S Europe-led consortium. It is part of the larger Neighbourhood Communication Programme (2020-2024) for the EU's Eastern and Southern Neighbourhood, which also includes 'EU NEIGHBOURS south’ project that runs the EU Neighbours portal.