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UN launches inquiry into alleged Russian atrocities in Ukraine

An aerial view shows a crater and destroyed homes in the village of Yatskivka, eastern Ukraine. (AFP)

The council voted 33-2 in favour of a draft resolution brought by Ukraine to create an investigation into alleged violations in the Kyiv, Chernihiv, Kharkiv and Sumy regions in late February and in March, "with a view to holding those responsible to account".

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