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Forty-Two Countries Have Already Appealed to The Hague over Russian War Crimes in Ukraine

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The investigation into the war crimes committed by the army of the Russian Federation in the territory of Ukraine has begun at the international level as dozens of countries appealed to the International Criminal Court in The Hague.

“Forty-two countries have already appealed to the International Criminal Court in The Hague … The appeal of these countries simplified and accelerated the procedure for Ukraine,” Minister of Justice of Ukraine Denys Malyuska reports.

Currently, experts from all over the country are gathering evidence of the war crimes of the Russian occupiers in Bucha town, Kyiv region. Many crimes were committed, so difficulties arise.

The international community is ready to provide support, and negotiations are underway with EU member states.

“In all likelihood, they will also send professional experts, and this will help cope with the huge amount of work. At present, a base is being gathered to persecute each Russian serviceman individually for their actions and the relevant orders,” the minister stressed.

As the minister added, a quick outcome of the investigation should not be expected as Russia will not extradite its servicemen, but they will definitely stand trial because “there is no statute of limitations for such crimes.”

As Ambassador of France to Ukraine Etienne de Poncins reported, a detachment of technical and scientific gendarmes has already arrived in Ukraine. French specialists will assist Ukrainian law enforcement officers in investigating war crimes committed by the Russian occupiers near Kyiv.

One day earlier, adviser to the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Anton Gerashchenko wrote on Telegram that another mass grave of civilians killed by Russians had been found in the village of Buzova, Kyiv region.

Local authorities believe that at least 50 village residents died at the hands of the occupiers.

Bohdan Marusyak

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