Austria's chancellor calls for war crimes investigation, more sanctions following Zelensky meeting

Karl Nehammer, Austria

© APA | Karl Nehammer, Austria's Chancellor

# 09 April 2022 21:21 (UTC +04:00)

Austria's Chancellor Karl Nehammer said Saturday his country is military neutral, "but we understand we have to help where injustice and war crimes take place.", APA reports citing CNN.

Austria supports European Union sanctions against Russia and the bloc is ready to implement more sanctions, Nehammar said at a joint news conference Saturday in Kyiv with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Nehammer will visit the town of Bucha on Saturday, which he called "a place of war crimes."

"We have to make those war crimes known to the UN and international justice must begin investigating and fight these crimes," he said.

Zelensky thanked him for the support Ukraine has received so far and reiterated his call for more sanctions on Russia.

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