UN plans to send team of human rights investigators to Bucha

Geneva, April 5, (dpa/GNA) - The United Nations, plans to have its own human rights experts investigate the killing of several hundred civilians in the Ukrainian town of Bucha, a spokesperson for the UN Human Rights Office in Geneva says.

A 50-member UN team is stationed in the western Ukrainian city of Uzhgorod, about 800 kilometres from Kiev and the suburb of Bucha. No date for its dispatch was given.

An investigative commission of independent lawyers will also be looking into what happened in Bucha, UN spokesperson Liz Throssell announced. The panel has been tasked with gathering evidence of possible war crimes, on behalf of the UN Human Rights Council. "This is advancing on multiple fronts," Throssell said.