ICC highlights seriousness of Ukraine’s evidence on Russian aggression case

Source : 112 Ukraine

The office of the ICC prosecutor last considered crimes of Russia
18:16, 22 November 2016

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The International Criminal Court in The Hague found serious evidence of Ukraine about Russian aggression case. Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko said this at a briefing, which was broadcast by 112 Ukraine TV Channel.

"Yesterday in the office of the prosecutor of the ICC we have considered the evidence as to the events in Ilovaysk, when Russian Federation introduced a regular force of the Armed Forces in the rear of our troops, broke the agreement on the green channel, the retreat of our troops who were in the minority. They disguised their technique as the Ukrainian. They held extrajudicial killings, torture, abductions, and executions. All this falls under the sign of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Our evidence was considered very serious, and the ISS and the office of the prosecutor will conduct corresponding procedures, they can last for a long time", said the Prosecutor General.

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Also, according to Lutsenko, the International Criminal praised Prosecutor General's Office provided information on the investigation of Yanukovych’s regime crimes.

"We have been cooperating with the ICC, during the year we have exchanged a number of documents. The last meeting was held in Kyiv a month ago with the Prosecutor Office delegation. Yesterday, at a meeting with the ICC Prosecutor, I heard high praise of the information provided, she stressed a serious progress in the consideration of this case, but we continue to agree to provide more information, both independently and the one requested by our colleagues from the ICC", Lutsenko added.

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