US authorities have “officially established” that Russian troops in Ukraine have committed crimes against humanity, Vice President Kamala Harris said at the Munich Security Conference. According to the BBC, Harris listed specific episodes, including the massacre of civilians in Bucha and the bombing of the drama theater in Mariupol.
“We have examined the evidence. We know the legal standards. And there is no doubt that these are crimes against humanity,” the US vice president emphasized, adding that Russia is carrying out “large-scale and systematic attacks on the civilian population of Ukraine.”
According to Harris, the US presidential administration will continue to help Kyiv investigate the atrocities. “I tell all those who committed these crimes, and their leadership involved in these crimes, you will be held accountable,” the politician promised.
The 59th Munich Security Conference opened on Friday 17 February. The central topic of discussion was the war in Ukraine. Russia was not invited to the conference for the first time in more than 20 years.