Russia's invasion of Ukraine: State Department launches unit to document alleged war crimes

“No country – no matter how large, how potentially powerful, what types of weapons they may have in their arsenal – can escape accountability for the types of atrocities that we have seen Russia’s forces perpetrate against the Ukrainian people,” State Department spokesperson Ned Price said at a news conference on Tuesday. 

At least 3,380 civilians have been killed in Ukraine since Putin launched the invasion on Feb. 24, though the United Nations warns that the actual count is likely much higher. 

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About 6.2 million refugees have fled Ukraine and millions more have been displaced inside the country. 

Russian forces have also been accused of using banned weapons, like vacuum bombs and cluster munitions

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