Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky urged the U.N. Security Council to seek “full accountability” for the actions of Russian forces in Ukraine, which he described as the “most terrible war crimes” since World War II. In a video address, he accused Russia of mass atrocities across the country, including killing unarmed civilians and crushing people with tanks.

“This undermines the whole architecture of global security,” Zelensky said. “They are destroying everything.”

Ahead of those remarks, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the alleged actions in the Kyiv suburb of Bucha were a “deliberate campaign to kill, to torture, to rape, to commit atrocities.”

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said earlier that the European Union will impose an import ban on coal worth more than $4 billion per year as part of new sanctions against Moscow in response to the mounting evidence of atrocities in Bucha. The violence “cannot and will not be left unanswered,” she said. The new measures will need approval from all 27 E.U. member states.

Here’s what to know

  • As Moscow appears to shift its military focus to Ukraine’s east and south, a Red Cross team was stopped while trying to reach residents in the battered port of Mariupol and released overnight.
  • In interviews with The Washington Post, residents near Kyiv and Mykolaiv recounted violence at the hands of Russian soldiers. Zelensky warned that the death toll would rise as the withdrawal of Russian forces reveals the devastation left in their wake.
  • A CNN television crew came under fire from Russian forces in southern Ukraine on Monday, surviving a close call that struck one of its cars. The crew was forced to cram into one vehicle to flee the area.