15000 Cases of War Crimes Allegedly Committed by Russian Forces Investigated in Ukraine

“Ukraine is investigating 15000 cases of war crimes allegedly committed by Russian forces since the start of the war on February 24th”, Ukrainian Attorney General Irina Venediktova said in The Hague. © president.gov.ua

Ukraine is investigating 15 000 cases of war crimes allegedly committed by Russian forces since the start of the war on 24th February“, Ukrainian Attorney General Irina Venediktova said in The Hague. Thousands of such cases have also been reported by Ukrainians in the Donbas region, where the worst fighting has taken place in recent weeks.

Benedict told a news conference at a meeting of prosecutors that Ukrainian authorities did not have access to areas controlled by Russian forces, but had conducted a series of interviews with refugees and prisoners of war, the French news agency AFP reported.

Ukraine is investigating cases of alleged relocation of children and adults from Ukraine to various parts of Russia, as well as cases of torture, killings of civilians and destruction of civilian infrastructure, Venedik explained at Eurojust’s European Judicial Cooperation Office.

According to her, 80 people suspected of war crimes on the territory of Ukraine are currently imprisoned, and the list of war crimes suspects includes the names of 600 individuals, including the highest representatives of the political and military authorities in Russia.

200 to 300 war crimes cases are added every day,” Benedict said, according to the German news agency DPA.

Ukraine has convicted three individuals for war crimes since the start of the Russian invasion. Two Russian soldiers were sentenced today to 11 and a half years in prison for shelling civilian areas, and last week a Kiev court sentenced 21-year-old Russian soldier Vadim Shishimarin, who was on trial for the murder of an unarmed civilian, to life in prison.

In early May, the Council of the European Union approved new rules allowing Eurojust to collect, store and analyze evidence of key international crimes, such as war crimes. Eurojust has also been supporting a joint EU investigation team since March to investigate possible war crimes in Ukraine.


Translated with Google Translate. Source: mladina.si

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