Russia's war with Ukraine.  The Hague Criminal Court opens an investigation

There is a position of the International Criminal Court in The Hague on the military operations carried out by Russia in Ukraine.

“I have been made aware of the conclusions – resulting from the preliminary investigation of the situation in Ukraine – and I have asserted that there are reasonable grounds to conduct an investigation– said the Prosecutor of the Court Karim Khan.

There are reasonable grounds to believe that alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity have been committed On the territory of Ukraine ”, added the Prosecutor of the Criminal Court in The Hague.

Khan also added, he wants “as soon as possible” to begin appropriate action. He also expressed concern about the possible escalation of Russia’s aggression.

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On the basis of the preliminary examination, the Prosecutor stressed that there were indeed grounds to believe that war crimes and crimes against humanity had been committed in the period since 2013, that is, in the period preceding the current war in Ukraine.

He also added that “since the conflict has developed in recent days,” he said The intent that “this investigation will also cover any new alleged crimes under your jurisdiction” From his position “committed by any of the parties to the conflict in any part of the territory of Ukraine”.

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