In Canada, the parliament recognized Russia’s actions in Ukraine as genocide. The decision was made unanimously.
“The vote was initiated after a Member of Parliament Heather McPherson called for MPs to recognize that the Russian Federation is committing acts of genocide against the Ukrainian people.”
MPs agreed that there is “clear and ample evidence of systemic and massive war crimes against humanity” being committed by the Russian Armed Forces directed by President Vladimir Putin and others within the Russian Parliament.
“Those crimes include, among other offenses, mass atrocities, systematic instances of willful killing of Ukrainian civilians, the desecration of corpses, forcible transfer of Ukrainian children, torture, physical harm, mental harm, and rape.”