UN chief Antonio Guterres: ‘I hope the ICC can investigate Izium’
20 September 2022 | 5:35 am
Two days before the start of the 77th UN General Assembly in New York on Wednesday, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said he hoped the International Criminal Court (ICC) would be able to investigate the alleged massacre in the eastern Ukrainian city of Izium in an interview with FRANCE 24’s Marc Perelman and RFI’s Christophe Boisbouvier.
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