The Prime Minister suggested that Vladimir Putin and his forces would pay for the killings of civilians in Bucha and Irpin.
He added that ‘no denial or disinformation from the Kremlin’ can conceal that the Russian President is ‘desperate’ and ‘his invasion is failing’.
Mr. Johnson’s interventions come amid widespread horror around the globe at pictures emerging from around the Ukrainian capital as Russian forces retreat.
An adviser to Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky said earlier that the scenes resembled a ‘horror movie’.
In a statement this evening, Mr. Johnson said the. The UK is ‘stepping up’ its sanctions and military support, and ‘bolstering’ humanitarian help for people on the ground.
He said: ‘The UK has been at the forefront of supporting the International. Criminal Court’s investigation into atrocities committed in Ukraine.
President Volodymyr Zelensky’s spokesman. Sergey Nikiforov said authorities in. Ukraine had found what looked ‘exactly like war crimes, including the bodies of executed civilians and mass graves.
Mr. Nikiforov told the BBC’s Sunday Morning program: ‘We found mass graves. We found people with their hands and with their legs tied up… and with shots, bullet holes, in the back of their heads.
‘We found half-burned bodies as if somebody tried to hide their crimes but they didn’t have enough time to do it properly.’
Mr. Guterres posted his comments. Twitter a day after witnesses and officials said that. Russian troops killed almost 300 civilians as they withdrew from the town near Kyiv.
The Russian defense ministry denied that Russian forces killed civilians. Bucha, saying that videos and photographs of bodies were ‘yet another provocation by the. Ukrainian government.
President Zelensky accused Russia of genocide amid the global backlash to the scenes in Bucha.
Ukraine is demanding crippling new sanctions on Russia from major. Western powers, while Germany said that those responsible for war crimes should pay.