WATCH: House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on holding Russia accountable for crimes in Ukraine

The House Foreign Affairs Committee held a hearing Wednesday on holding Russia accountable for crimes in Ukraine.

Watch the hearing in the player above.

Europe, Energy, the Environment and Cyber subcommittee Chair William R. Keating said he hoped the hearing would help bring attention to the issue and “help bring Russian war criminals to justice.”

Keating cited a U.S. government estimate that Russia has deported between 900,000 and 1, 600,000 Ukrainians to Russian camps.

“These individuals have been separated from family members, interrogated about their political beliefs, tortured and forced to surrender their Ukrainian passports,” Keating said.

He also cited mounting evidence of war crimes committed found in Ukraine cities recently held by Russian forces.

“Today, reports of atrocity crimes in Ukraine total upwards of 35,000, with the United Nations estimating that Putin’s war has killed over 5,500 civilians,” he said.

Witnesses for the hearing included Clint Williamson, senior director for International Rule of Law, Governance and Security at Arizona State University; Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Andriy Kostin; and Ukrainian human rights lawyer Oleksandra Matviichuk.

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President Joe Biden has declared that Russia has “shamelessly violated the core tenets” of the United Nations charter with its “brutal, needless war” in Ukraine.

Biden on Wednesday delivered a forceful condemnation of Russia’s invasion to the international body, saying abuses against civilians in Ukraine “should make your blood run cold.”

He also said Russian President Vladimir Putin’s new nuclear threats against Europe show a “reckless disregard” for his nation’s responsibilities as a signatory of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. And he highlighted consequences of the invasion for the world’s food supply, pledging $2.9 billion in global food security aid to address shortages caused by the war and the effects of climate change.

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