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The Prime Minister stated no denial or disinformation from the Kremlin can conceal that Russian President Vladimir Putin is determined and his invasion is failing. In a press release, Mr Johnson stated the UK is stepping up its sanctions and navy assist in addition to bolstering humanitarian assist for these on the bottom.

The Prime Minister added: “The UK has been at the forefront of supporting the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) investigation into atrocities committed in Ukraine.

“The Justice Secretary has authorised extra monetary assist and the deployment of specialist investigators – we won’t relaxation till justice is served.”

This is understood to refer to support for the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) investigation announced last week.

The Ministry of Justice said on March 24 that an extra £1million in funding would be provided and soldiers with military expertise would be assigned to the ICC to help uncover evidence.

It added that Scotland Yard’s War Crimes Team would also be mobilised to help with the investigation.

Russia’s defence ministry has denied accusations of Russian troops killing civilians in Bucha.

Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said indiscriminate attacks by Russian forces against innocent civilians in Irpin and Bucha must be investigated as war crimes.

She said the UK would “not relaxation” until those responsible for “atrocities” in Ukraine had faced justice, adding that Russia would not be allowed to cover up its involvement through “cynical disinformation”.

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Mr Zelensky also accused Russia on Sunday of committing genocide in his country.

Speaking through a translator, he told CBS: “Indeed, that is genocide. The elimination of the entire nation and the folks.

“We are the citizens of Ukraine and we don’t want to be subdued to the policy of Russian Federation. This is the reason we are being destroyed and exterminated.”

His remarks got here a day after Ukrainian forces moved into the city of Bucha close to Kyiv and located what officers and witnesses stated have been the our bodies civilians killed by Russian forces.

Asked whether or not Putin could be held accountable, Mr Zelensky stated others additionally shared the blame.

He added: “I think all the military commanders, everyone who gave instructions and orders should be punished adequately.”

Asked what constituted sufficient punishment, he stated: “When we find people with hands tied behind their back and decapitated … I don’t know what law or what imprisonment term would be adequate for this.”

Bucha’s mayor, Anatoliy Fedoruk, stated 300 residents had been killed throughout a month-long occupation by the Russian military.

Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova stated prosecutors investigating attainable conflict crimes by Russia had discovered 410 our bodies in cities close to Kyiv.

In its assertion, the Russian defence ministry stated that through the time Russian armed forces have been in command of Bucha not a single resident suffered any “violent actions”.

It added that earlier than Russian troops withdrew on March 30 they delivered 452 tons of humanitarian support to civilians across the Kyiv area.

The ministry stated: “For the entire time that the city was under the control of the Russian armed forces, and afterwards, until today, in Bucha, local residents freely moved around the city and used cellular communications.”

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