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U.S. Accuses Russia of Using Chemical Weapons in Ukraine, Imposes New Sanctions

HeadlineMay 03, 2024

Russian armed forces may have executed Ukrainian soldiers who attempted to surrender or had already surrendered, which could amount to war crimes. That’s according to a new report published by Human Rights Watch, which investigated incidents of what it described as “apparent summary executions” of at least 15 Ukrainian soldiers between December 2023 and February of this year.

In related news, the Biden administration has imposed new sanctions against hundreds of individuals and firms linked to Russia’s war on Ukraine, after accusing Moscow of illegally deploying chemical weapons on Ukrainian fighters. The sanctions include 20 firms based in China and Hong Kong.

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