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Boris Johnson believes use of munitions on civilians in Ukraine ‘fully qualifies as a war crime’

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Boris Johnson believes use of munitions on civilians in Ukraine ‘fully qualifies as a war crime’

Vladimir Putin’s forces are committing war crimes as Russian troops step up the bombardment of Ukraine’s cities, Boris Johnson said.

The Prime Minister accused the Russian president of “abhorrent” attacks as Ukraine’s capital Kyiv braced for a siege and second city Kharkiv suffered a further pounding.

This is the first time the UK explicitly accused Mr Putin of war crimes, with Downing Street claiming “horrific acts” were occurring on an almost hourly basis as population centres are targeted.

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