‘Possible crimes against humanity’ by Russia in Ukraine now under investigation

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An International Criminal Court prosecutor is set to open a probe into possible war crimes or crimes against humanity in Ukraine.

In a tweet written by Dan Linden of ABC News, he posted a statement from a Criminal Court prosecutor that confirmed an investigation will be launched as "rapidly as possible".

The tweet, which includes a screenshot of the statement reads: "Today, I wish to announce that I have decided to proceed with opening an investigation into the situation in Ukraine, as rapidly as possible.”

"I am satisfied that there is a reasonable basis to believe that both alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity have been committed."

It comes after Ukraine and its allies called for a United Nations inquiry into potential war crimes carried out by Russia on Monday, February 28.

On Sunday (February 27), Ukraine’s health ministry reported that a total of 352 civilians have died, while 1,684 people, including 116 children, have been injured.

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