The Heat: Russia accused of war crimes

The Heat

Sergiy, 46, uses his mobile phone as he stands in the courtyard of his sister’s house, that was destroyed by Russian shelling, amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, in Bucha, in Kyiv region, Ukraine April 4, 2022. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Countries like France and Germany are expelling Russian diplomats as the United States is pushing for more sanctions against Russia and accuses the country of committing war crimes.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov denies those accusations and says that the West should consider its own actions in Iraq and Libya.

Earlier I spoke with award-winning journalist Chris Hedges, who made the case about the west committing war crimes without accountability.

In Ukraine, President Vladimir Zelenskyy has visited the site of mass burials in Bucha – where local residents speak of systematic killings. Keeran McQuillan in Lviv has more.

To discuss:

  • Valentin Yakushik is a professor of political science.
  • Vladimir Golstein is chair of the Slavic Studies department, at Brown University.
  • Robert Legvold is a professor of political science at Columbia University.

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