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Introduction: Putin's Attack on Ukraine: Documenting War Crimes (02:07)


Frontline and the Associated Press map patterns of violence in Ukraine. Witness testimony, footage, and audio recordings reveal atrocities committed by Russian soldiers.

Chernihiv, Ukraine (05:19)

The war in Ukraine displaces millions of people; reports of Russian atrocities surface. Correspondents investigate war crimes and catalog daily attacks. They enter a bombed apartment building where many civilians died. (Credits)

Bucha, Ukraine (05:30)

Russian soldiers encounter Ukrainian resistance and change tactics. Correspondents map patterns of violence to understand the scope of atrocities against civilians. Sasha Stashevskyi found the largest concentration of bodies on Yablunska Street; prosecutors begin building war crimes cases.

Russian Occupation Aftermath (08:44)

Officials continue counting civilian deaths in Bucha. Anna Dolid helps families find their loved ones' bodies. Tania Boikiv claims her husband and takes him to Ozera for burial. Petro Volinko recalls Russian soldiers taking Kolia Moroz; a priest has pictures of deceased individuals.

Zdvyzhivka, Ukraine (07:11)

Father Vasyl Bentsa recalls the arrival of Russian soldiers and the discovery of bodies after they retreated. The murders mirror events at 144 Yablunksa Street. War crimes prosecutor Taras Semkiv discusses the capture and murder of the eight men in Bucha.

Nuremberg Charter (05:53)

In 1945, officials establish war crimes principles and put top Nazis on trial; Phillipe Sands advocates for similarly prosecuting Vladimir Putin. International Criminal Tribunal trials occur after events in Yugoslavia and Rwanda. The International Criminal Court obtains convictions in other countries, but never against Putin.

Hague Conference (05:39)

Correspondents document 338 attacks involving potential war crimes; Ukrainian officials are investigating over 20,000. Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Dmytro Kuleba lobby for a special tribunal. ICC investigators look into potential war crimes committed during Putin's invasion.

Russian Military (07:25)

New leads about operations in Bucha and its surrounding areas emerge. Erica Kinetz reflects on the command of Col. Gen. Alexander Chaiko. The Center for Information Resilience's compiled data reveals previously unknown military activities in Zdvyzhivka.

Zdvyzhivka Russian Occupation (05:24)

Residents discuss what life was like during the occupation and share videos. After military withdrawal, bodies of dead civilians appear; regional police are investigating. A pattern emerges.

Kyiv, Ukraine (04:29)

A security operations center pinpoints Russian attacks. A map reveals the 76th Guards Airborne Assault Division's intended path to the capital. Civilian information is important; forces under Gen. Chaiko’s command violently targeted civilian participation.

"Cleansing Operations": Ozera (04:08)

A friend recalls Andrii Voznenko helping the Ukrainian military. Serhii Kutcher describes a Russian sweep that led to Voznenko's capture; his body later appears next to Kolia's in Zdvyzhivka.

"Cleansing Operations": Bucha (09:33)

Russian sweeps become especially violent. CCTV video reveals military activities and soldiers admit to killing civilians on intercepted phone calls. Ivan Skyba describes his capture and survival.

War Crimes (08:09)

Soldiers from Russia’s 76th Guards Airborne Assault Division are responsible for events at 144 Yablunska. Prosecutors search for evidence to charge Gens. Chubarykin and Chaiko with specific crimes; many occurred during Chaiko’s stay in Zdvyzhivka. Eyewitnesses share their experiences. Tania shares final thoughts.

War's Aftermath (02:17)

Official have not created a special tribunal, and the ICC has not issued any indictments. By the end of October 2022, correspondents document over 500 attacks involving potential war crimes. Tania shares her thoughts about living without Kolia.

Credits: Putin's Attack on Ukraine: Documenting War Crimes (00:60)

Credits: Putin's Attack on Ukraine: Documenting War Crimes

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Documenting evidence of Russian war crimes in Ukraine and the pursuit of justice. With the Associated Press, tracing Vladimir Putin’s pattern of atrocities in Ukraine and other conflicts, and the challenge of holding him to account.

Length: 84 minutes

Item#: FPT283766

Copyright date: ©2022

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