The Bucha Tragedy: No Waiting for an International Tribunal

April 05, 2022

1,200 relevant criminal cases have already been initiated In the Kyiv region alone.

Of course, criminal and war crimes, crimes against humanity committed by Russian troops in Bucha must be recorded, documented and transferred to Ukrainian and international courts, including the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Court, and the European Court of Human Rights. These brutal, mass crimes with the signs of genocide, committed by the Russian Nazis against the civilian population, have no statute of limitations. But international judicial investigations are a long and difficult process. On the other hand, the Bucha tragedy should not become an fearful sensation that will soon disappear from the first pages of the world’s tabloids. We should initiate a systematic, wide-ranging information campaign coordinated with our partners to bring the whole truth about Bucha to the world.

Mykhailo Pashkov

Co-Director, Foreign Relations and International Security Programmes

Born in 1958 in Roslavl, Smolensk oblast, Russia


Smolensk Institute of Pedagogy, Faculty of the Russian Language and Literature (1979)

Moscow Institute of Youth, Faculty of Journalism (1986)

Kyiv Institute of Political Science and Public Administration (1991)

Ph. D. in Philosophy; the author of more than 50 publications

1979 – 1989 — worked at different positions in district, regional and republican newspapers in Russia and Moldova

1991 – 1994 — worked in scientific institutions of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

1994 – 1998 — Diplomatic Service at the Embassy of Ukraine in the Russian Federation

Since December 1999 — Razumkov Centre's Leading Expert

Diplomatic Rank: First Secretary. Most recent position in state structures — Chief Consultant, Analytical Service of Ukraine's NSDC Staff

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