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Occupied Ukraine holds Kremlin-staged vote on joining Russia

Sep. 23, 2022 17:03 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A Kremlin-orchestrated referendum got underway Friday in occupied regions of Ukraine that sought to make them part of Russia, with some officials carrying ballots to apartment blocks accompanied by gun-toting police. Kyiv and the West condemned it as a rigged election whose...

UN rights experts present evidence of war crimes in Ukraine

Sep. 23, 2022 13:33 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — A team of experts commissioned by the U.N.’s top human rights body to look into rights violations in Ukraine said Friday its initial investigation turned up evidence of war crimes in the country following Russia’s invasion nearly seven months ago. The experts from...

Experts commissioned by the UN’s top human rights body cite evidence of war crimes committed in Ukraine

Sep. 23, 2022 05:27 AM EDT
GENEVA (AP) — Experts commissioned by the UN’s top human rights body cite evidence of war crimes committed in Ukraine.

One day after Zelenskyy speech, US, Russia square off at UN

Sep. 22, 2022 15:53 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — One day after Ukraine’s president laid out a forceful case against Russia's invasion at the United Nations, the United States made its own assertions in front of the U.N. Security Council on Thursday about why Russia should face further censure and isolation. Minutes...

UN experts detail extensive war crimes amid Tigray conflict

Sep. 22, 2022 14:44 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — U.N.-backed investigators said Thursday they have turned up evidence of war crimes and crimes against humanity by Ethiopian government forces, Tigray forces and Eritrea's military — including rape, murder and pillage — over the nearly two-year war centering on Ethiopia's...

Khmer Rouge tribunal ends work after 16 years, 3 judgments

Sep. 22, 2022 06:24 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The international court convened in Cambodia to judge the Khmer Rouge for its brutal 1970s rule ended its work Thursday after spending $337 million and 16 years to convict just three men of crimes after the regime caused the deaths of an estimated 1.7 million people. ...

Ukrainian president: Mass grave found near recaptured city

Sep. 16, 2022 02:15 AM EDT

IZIUM, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian authorities found a mass burial site near a recaptured northeastern city previously occupied by Russian forces, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced Thursday night. The grave was discovered close to Izium in the Kharkiv region. "The...

'Torment of hell': Ukraine medic describes Russian torture

Sep. 15, 2022 20:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A volunteer Ukrainian medic held captive three months by Russian forces in Ukraine's besieged port city of Mariupol told U.S. lawmakers Thursday of cradling and comforting fellow prisoners as they died of torture and inadequately treated wounds. Ukrainian Yuliia...

Ukrainian flag raised in retaken city after Russian retreat

Sep. 14, 2022 21:02 PM EDT

IZIUM, Ukraine (AP) — Hand on heart, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy watched his country’s flag rise Wednesday above the recaptured city of Izium, making a rare foray outside the capital that highlights Moscow’s embarrassing retreat from a Ukrainian counteroffensive. ...

IAEA visit to Ukraine nuclear plant highlights risks

Sep. 03, 2022 02:28 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency are used to risky missions — from the radioactive aftermath of the Fukushima disaster in Japan to the politically charged Iranian nuclear program. But their deployment amid the war in Ukraine to Zaporizhzhia...