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UN-backed inquiry accuses Russia of committing range of war crimes in Ukraine

Russian attacks against civilians in Ukraine, — including systematic torture and killing in occupied regions — amount to war crimes and possibly crimes against humanity, according to a report from a UN-backed inquiry.

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The sweeping human rights report — released a year to the day after a Russian air strike on a theatre in Mariupol killed hundreds sheltering inside — marked a highly unusual condemnation of a member of the UN Security Council.

Among potential crimes against humanity, the report released on Thursday cited repeated attacks targeting Ukrainian infrastructure since the autumn that have left hundreds of…

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