Germany on Sunday condemned the killings of civilians in the Ukrainian town of Bucha as a “terrible war crime” and called for fresh EU sanctions against Russia, AFP reports.
“This terrible war crime cannot go unanswered,” Robert Habeck, vice chancellor and economy minister, told German newspaper Bild the day after the bodies of nearly 300 civilians were found in mass graves after Russian troops withdrew, according to local Ukrainian officials.
“I think that a strengthening of sanctions is called for. That’s what we are preparing with our EU partners,” Habeck added.
German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said the images from Bucha were “unbearable”.