America and Ukraine to Prosecute Russian War Criminals

by Olha Povaliaieva
Wednesday, September 21, 2022
America and Ukraine to Prosecute Russian War Criminals

General prosecutors of Ukraine and America signed an agreement on joint efforts to prosecute the Russian military

On September 20, US attorney general Merrick Garland and prosecutor general of Ukraine Andrii Kostin signed a document on cooperation. According to the Washington Post, colleagues from the two countries will jointly investigate war crimes and punish Russian army soldiers.

The basis for the signing of such a treaty was the discovery of new evidence of mass atrocities after the liberation of the territory in recent weeks. Garland noted that the work of the American group will be based on the discovery of evidence of crimes by the Russian army. The teams will investigate war crimes in all territories — Izum, Bucha, as well as Kherson, and Mariupol after their liberation by Ukrainian soldiers. The team of experts will be headed by Eli Rosenbaum, a 36-year-old veteran of the Ministry of justice. He will provide technical and legal assistance to the Ukrainian forces, including evidence-gathering and forensic expertise.

"America and the world have seen horrifying images and harrowing reports of the brutality and death caused by Russia's unjust invasion of Ukraine. At our meeting just now, I confirmed the Ministry of Justice's commitment to support the people of Ukraine in the face of these horrors," said Garland during the document signing.

It is worth noting that the Ukrainian authorities have documented 34.000 war crimes during the 7 months of the war. Part of the territory captured by Russia remains a mystery and silent horror. 

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