New York, September 22 (QNA) - The UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called Thursday for an investigation into the war in Ukraine.
During a meeting of the UN Security Council, Guterres said that the reports of the United Nations bodies concerned with human rights showed a list of atrocities, arbitrary measures and other inhuman and degrading practices against civilians and prisoners of war.
He added that all these allegations must be thoroughly investigated to ensure accountability, without directly accusing Russia.
The perpetrators must be held accountable through a fair and independent judicial process, said Guterres, adding that victims and their families have the right to justice and compensation.
He added that a nuclear conflict is totally unacceptable, and that any country's annexation of territories of another country through the use of force is a violation of the UN Charter and international law.
France, which currently chairs the Security Council, called for an accountability session on Ukraine during the UN General Assembly.
French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna told reporters before entering the session that there is no peace without justice.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was present, along with US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, who refused to hold bilateral talks with his Russian counterpart since the start of the Russian war, questioning Moscow's readiness for any peace efforts.
In a related context, the US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, called on the countries of the world to hold Russian President Vladimir Putin accountable for the Russian military operation in Ukraine.
Blinken said in a speech at a meeting of the UN Security Council that the world order that they are gathered to support was being destroyed, adding that Putin should not go unpunished.