Apr 5 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Chris Coons (D-DE), co-chairs of the Senate Human Rights Caucus, issued the following statement on reports of war crimes by the Russian military in Ukraine:

“The grotesque atrocities perpetrated by the Russian military in Bucha should shock the world’s conscience. These horrific images have not been seen on European soil since the conclusion of World War II. We already know that the mass killings of innocent civilians are not limited to Bucha and have occurred in other parts of Ukraine, and further evidence of the wreckage left behind by Russian troops is likely to emerge. 

“We agree with President Biden that Vladimir Putin and other Russian leaders responsible for these massacres should be tried in the Hague for their war crimes. The United States, our allies, and the United Nations all have a moral obligation to hold the Russian government accountable. We must work together to bring these crimes and Putin’s illegal and unprovoked invasion to an end.”