Vladimir Putin accused of war crimes as school and theatre are hit in Ukraine

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Russia has been accused by the UK, the US, France, Albania, Ireland and Norway of war crimes in Ukraine, as Paris claimed Vladimir Putin was only pretending to be interested in negotiating a peace deal.

The six countries challenged Russia before a UN security council meeting as the British foreign secretary, Liz Truss, said there was now “very, very strong evidence” of war crimes being committed by Russian forces.

“Vladimir Putin is behind them,” Truss said. “It is ultimately a matter for the international criminal court to decide who is or isn’t a war criminal and for us to bring the evidence.”

The US secretary of state, Antony Blinken, said he agreed with Joe Biden that war crimes had been committed in Ukraine, adding that US experts were in the process of documenting and evaluating potential war crimes.