11:51 04.04.2022

Ukraine to create special justice mechanism to investigate crimes of Russian invaders

2 min read
Ukraine to create special justice mechanism to investigate crimes of Russian invaders

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has announced the creation of a special justice mechanism in Ukraine to investigate the crimes of Russian occupiers.

"I have decided to create a special justice mechanism in Ukraine to investigate and prosecute every crime of the occupiers on the territory of our state. The essence of this mechanism is the joint work of national and international specialists: investigators, prosecutors and judges," he said in a video message on Sunday.

According to him, "this mechanism will help Ukraine and the world to bring to justice persons who in any way participated in this terrible war against the Ukrainian people and in crimes against our people."

"The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Prosecutor General's Office, the National Police, the Security Service, intelligence and other structures, according to their competence, should direct all efforts to ensure that the mechanism works immediately," he said.

Zelensky called on "all our citizens and friends of Ukraine in the world to join this work and help establish justice."

"The world has already seen many war crimes. At different times. On different continents. But it is time to do everything possible to make the war crimes of the Russian military the last manifestation of such evil on earth. Everyone guilty of such crimes will be included in a special Book of Torturers, will be found and punished," Zelensky said.

AD
AD
AD
AD