On May 11-12, 2023, an Atrocity Crimes Advisory Group meeting was held in Warsaw, organized by the European Union, the USA and the United Kingdom. The international platform was created on May 25, 2022, to assist Ukraine in investigating Russian war crimes and subsequently bringing those responsible to justice. The meeting was attended by the heads of the ACA — attorney general of Ukraine Andriy Kostin, US ambassador-at-large Beth Van Skaak, executive director of the European external action service Stefano Tomat and head of department of the Ministry of foreign affairs and Commonwealth affairs and international development of Great Britain Hazel Cameron.
According to Kostin, today, 82.000 war crimes of the Russian army against Ukraine and its people have been registered in Ukraine. Every day the ACA operates, the group provides technical and professional support to the office of the prosecutor general of Ukraine and works with victims and witnesses of Russian aggression against Ukrainians.
"By supporting a fair, independent justice process, the ACA team demonstrates one of the strengths of democracy: respect for truth and genuine accountability," Antony Blinken.
We cannot allow impunity for those who committed war crimes in Ukraine. The support that the EU advisory mission provides to Ukraine in the search for justice is another proof of the EU's unwavering commitment to ensuring the responsibility, the future of Ukraine and the well-being of its people," Josep Borrell.
"The brutal crimes that we have seen in Ukraine since Russia's illegal invasion are horrendous. The perpetrators must be held accountable. I am proud that the UK and our international partners are playing a leading role in supporting Ukraine in investigating war crimes. We are united with Ukraine and applaud the work of the attorney general in ensuring justice for the Ukrainian people," James Cleverly.