Savchenko: Lists of Ukrainians detained in Donbas could be useful in Hague

They might be of concern of judges in the International Criminal Court in the case of the Russian aggression in Ukraine

19:16, 10 January 2017

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The lists of Ukrainian citizens detained by Donbas rebels in eastern Ukraine and law enforcers in Russia could be relevant in Hague, namely in the ICC. Nadiya Savchenko, the former pilot of Ukraine’s Air Force and Ukrainian MP, also the author of the list, said this at a briefing on Tuesday.

‘Why would we publish these lists? When Ukraine turns to the Hague and accuse Russia of all the evil deeds it went for here in Ukraine, there will be no evidence of these crimes. The Russians would say they were never there. These lists would clearly show their presence there,’ she said.

Previously, Savchenko admitted that the process of prisoners’ exchanges should be made public and transparent – just like the Minsk talks.  

Earlier today, Savchenko released the lists of Ukrainians who were detained or went missing in the occupied territories of Donbas or in Russia; the lists also contain names of those whom pro-Russian rebels want released.  

Ukraine’s state security service opposed the very idea of making the lists public.

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