U.S. to seek Russia's suspension from UN Human Rights Council

Posted on AllSides April 4th, 2022
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Satellite imagery of a probable mass grave site near the church of St. Andrew and Pyervozvannoho in Bucha, Ukraine, captured on March 31. Satellite photo: Maxar Technologies

The U.S. will seek Russia's suspension from the United Nations Human Rights Council in response to allegations that Russian forces committed war crimes in Bucha and elsewhere in Ukraine, U.S. Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield said Monday.

The big picture: Ukraine's forces retook the Kyiv region and northern areas of the country over the weekend. Officials and independent photographers have reported bodies of civilians — some with their hands tied behind their backs — strewn in the streets of the city of Bucha.

Satellite images show a 45-foot-long trench in the grounds of a church in Bucha, where a mass...

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