Polish president calls war in Ukraine "terrorism", demands justice

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Polish President Andrzej Duda speaks during a joint news briefing with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda, Latvian President Egils Levits and Estonian President Alar Karis (not pictured), as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, in Kyiv, Ukraine April 13, 2022. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

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KYIV, April 13 (Reuters) - Polish President Andrzej Duda called the war in Ukraine "terrorism" on Wednesday, saying those who committed crimes must be brought to justice and that that must extend to those who gave the orders.

In Kyiv to meet Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy alongside the three leaders of the Baltic states, Duda told a news conference: "This is not war, this is terrorism." He had earlier visited the town of Bucha just outside Kyiv, where the discovery of slain civilians after Russian forces withdrew has provoked a global outcry.

Russia denies targeting civilians and has dismissed allegations its troops committed war crimes as fake news.

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Reporting by Alessandra Prentice, writing by Elizabeth Piper; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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