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Ukraine civilian killings deeply disturbing, need independent probe: India at UN
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Ukraine civilian killings deeply disturbing, need independent probe: India at UN

| @indiablooms | 05 Apr 2022, 11:58 pm

Geneva/IBNS: India on Tuesday condemned the civilian killings in Ukraine's Bucha city and supported the call for an independent investigation.

Raising a strong statement in the UN Security Council, India's ambassador TS Tirumurti said, "The recent reports of civilian killings in Bucha are deeply disturbing. We unequivocally condemn these killings and support the call for an independent investigation."

India also reiterated its call for an immediate cessation of violence and an end of hostilities.

Mass graves and bodies of apparently executed civilians discovered in the Russia-occupied town have set off outrage across the world.

United States President Joe Biden on Monday demanded war crime trials over the alleged atrocities against civilians in Ukraine's Bucha city.

Biden also said he wants more sanctions imposed on Russia.

He had called Russian President Vladimir Putin "a war criminal" and the killings "a war crime."

At least 300 people, whose bodies were recovered following the withdrawal of Russian troops from Bucha, have been buried in mass graves, the city's mayor told AFP Saturday.

"In Bucha, we have already buried 280 people in mass graves," mayor Anatoly Fedoruk had told AFP by phone.

Bucha is a commuter town in the northwest of Ukraine's capital city Kiyv.

Amid destroyed buildings with gaping holes and roads spewed with crushed cars, the town's streets are littered with corpses, he had said.

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