In Bucha our humanity was shattered: EU leaders say war criminals will face justice
April 8, 2022

In Bucha our humanity was shattered: EU leaders say war criminals will face justice

Those responsible for the atrocities in Bucha and elsewhere in Ukraine will be brought to justice, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and EU High Representative Josep Borrell pledged as they visited Bucha today. 

“Because in Bucha our humanity was shattered. My message to Ukrainian people: Those responsible for the atrocities will be brought to justice. Your fight is our fight. I’m in Kyiv today to tell you that Europe is on your side,” President von der Leyen said on Twitter.

Borrell spoke of the harrowing images in Bucha: Destruction, atrocities committed by Russia and the unspeakable price paid by innocent Ukrainian people. The war crimes Russia committed in Bucha andelsewhere must be investigated and prosecuted,” he said, adding that the EU’s civilian advisory mission in Ukraine (EUAM) would be supporting the Ukrainian Prosecutor General in providing training and equipment to support investigation and collection of evidence. 

“I am also launching a project worth €7.5 million to support data collection of missing persons,” he said.

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Von der Leyen Tweet

Borrell Tweet

Ursula von der Leyen and Josep Borrell Fontelles


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