Secretary Blinken stressed that this is not a random episode, but a deliberate campaign of atrocities.
On Tuesday, before flying to Brussels, where U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will meet with the foreign ministers of NATO countries, he had a brief conversation with journalists.
The head of the Department of State spoke, in particular, about the tragedy of Bucha.
“What we saw in Bucha,” he said, “is not the random actions of a band of bandits; it is a deliberate campaign of murder, torture, rape, atrocities.”
Blinken stressed that the United States is cooperating with other countries to support the efforts of the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine to investigate the atrocities in Bucha.
In this context, Blinken reaffirmed Washington’s determination to bring to justice all those involved in the murders and atrocities.
On Monday, speaking at a press conference, National Security adviser to the President Jake Sullivan said that the United States intends to collect information to initiate a court case on war crimes of the Russian army.
In this regard, he mentioned four sources used: the structures of the United States and its allies, including their intelligence services, evidence from the field received from Ukraine, data from international organizations, including the UN, and materials from the world’s independent media.
According to Sullivan, the case of Russian war crimes can be initiated in the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague or in another instance.