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Latest news: War crimes

Red Cross seeks access to Ukraine prison

The Red Cross has requested access to a prison where dozens of Ukrainian PoWs have been killed as Russia and Ukraine blame each other for the deaths.

Ben Roberts-Smith case: SAS soldiers ignored ‘despicable crimes’

SAS soldiers who eventually testified against Ben Roberts-Smith were willing to turn a blind eye to alleged crimes due to a code of silence, a judge has heard.

Anthony Albanese hears tales of massacre, devastation in Ukraine

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has visited Ukraine and heard tales of massacres and devastations since the Russian invasion began in February.

Ukraine jails Russian soldier Vadim Shishimarin for life

A Ukrainian court has sentenced a Russian soldier to life in prison for killing an unarmed civilian in the first war crimes trial arising from Russia's February 24 invasion.

Ukraine opens first war crimes trial against Russian soldier

Ukraine has begun the trial of a captured Russian soldier accused of killing a Ukrainian civilian in the early days of the war — the first of dozens of war crimes cases that the country's top prosecutor is pursuing.

Ukraine to hold first war crimes trial of Russian soldier

Ukraine's top prosecutor has disclosed plans for the first war crimes trial of a captured Russian soldier.

Russia bombs school, Ukrainians flee Mariupol steel plant

As many as 60 people are feared to have been killed in the Russian bombing of a village school in the eastern Ukrainian region of Luhansk, the regional governor says.

Chemical weapons fears in Ukraine port city of Mariupol

Civilians have fled areas of eastern Ukraine ahead of an anticipated Russian offensive, while Kyiv says it's checking reports that Russian forces used chemical weapons in the besieged port city of Mariupol.

Battle looms in east Ukraine as mass grave found near Kyiv

As Russian forces retreat from their offensive on the Ukrainian capital and focus their assault on the east a new grave holding dozens of civilians has been found in Buzova village near Kyiv.

Ukraine’s civilian dead in Mariupol ‘more than 5000’

The mayor of Ukraine's besieged port city of Mariupol has put the number of civilians killed there at more than 5000.

Russian war crimes in Ukraine ‘larger than Balkan wars’

Russia has committed "heinous" war crimes including sexual violence, execution and torture of civilians, Ukraine's top envoy in Australia says. 

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