| 22 February 2024, Thursday |

Canada lawmakers vote unanimously to label Russia’s acts in Ukraine as ‘genocide’

On Wednesday, Canadian lawmakers voted unanimously to condemn Russia’s attacks in Ukraine as “genocide,” citing “ample evidence of systemic and massive war crimes against humanity” committed by Moscow.

According to the motion in the Canadian House of Commons, Russia committed war crimes such as mass atrocities, systematic instances of willful killing of Ukrainian civilians, desecration of corpses, forcible transfer of Ukrainian children, torture, physical harm, mental harm, and rape.

Earlier this month, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said it was “absolutely right” for more and more people to call Russia’s actions in Ukraine genocide, echoing US President Joe Biden’s accusation the day before.

  • Reuters