Ukraine has identified 600 Russian war crime suspects: Prosecutor

31/5/2022 5:00:00 PM

Ukraine has identified 600 Russian war crime suspects: Prosecutor

https://str.sg/w2VbTHE HAGUE (REUTERS) - Ukraine has identified more than 600 Russian war crime suspects and has started prosecuting around 80 of them, Kyiv's top prosecutor said on Tuesday (May 31).The list of suspects includes"top military, politicians and propaganda agents of Russia", prosecutor general Iryna Venediktova told a news conference in The Hague.

Venediktova said Estonia, Latvia and Slovakia had decided to join an international investigation team in Ukraine, which was originally formed by Ukraine, Lithuania and Poland in March to enable the exchange of information and investigation into suspected war crimes and crimes against humanity.

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Copy to clipboard https://str.Copy to clipboard https://str.LinkedIn KYIV: A Ukrainian court sentenced two captured Russian soldiers to 11 and a half years in jail on Tuesday (May 31) for shelling a town in eastern Ukraine, the second war crimes verdict since the start of Russia's invasion in February.The moral answer may be obvious, as European and American governments vow support for Kyiv and are pouring money and arms into Ukraine.

sg/w2Vb THE HAGUE (REUTERS) - Ukraine has identified more than 600 Russian war crime suspects and has started prosecuting around 80 of them, Kyiv's top prosecutor said on Tuesday (May 31). The list of suspects includes"top military, politicians and propaganda agents of Russia", prosecutor general Iryna Venediktova told a news conference in The Hague. The sanctions would forbid the purchase of crude oil and petroleum products from Russia delivered to member states by sea but include a temporary exemption for pipeline crude, European Council President Charles Michel said late Monday (May 30) during a summit in Brussels. Venediktova said Estonia, Latvia and Slovakia had decided to join an international investigation team in Ukraine, which was originally formed by Ukraine, Lithuania and Poland in March to enable the exchange of information and investigation into suspected war crimes and crimes against humanity. Both acknowledged last week being part of an artillery unit that fired at targets in the Kharkiv region from the Belgorod region in Russia. They are working with the International Criminal Court (ICC), which launched its investigation into possible war crimes in Ukraine in early March."Maximum pressure on Russia to end the war. ICC prosecutor Karim Khan office has deployed a team of 42 investigators, forensic experts and support personnel to Ukraine and Khan on Tuesday said the ICC was"working toward opening an office in Kyiv" to support the investigations. Despite pressure to fast-track Ukraine, full membership for it or the other countries on Europe’s periphery in either Nato or the EU is unlikely for many years.

Venediktova said international support was vital to Ukraine's efforts to investigate all possible war crimes. Hungary, which will continue to receive Russian oil via pipeline, had been blocking an embargo for the past month as it sought assurances its energy supplies wouldn't be disrupted. Prosecutors had asked the court to jail the Russian servicemen for 12 years, while the defence asked for leniency, saying the two soldiers had been following orders and repented. "We should collect and protect everything in the right way. It should be acceptable evidence in any court", the prosecutor said. Shipments of oil through the giant Druzhba pipeline to central Europe will be spared until a technical solution is found that satisfies the energy needs of Hungary and other landlocked nations. or involvement in war crimes while it carries out what it calls a"special military operation" in Ukraine. The prosecutors comments come as a Ukrainian court sentenced two captured Russian soldiers to 11 and a half years in jail on Tuesday for shelling a town in eastern Ukraine, the second war crimes verdict since the start of Russia's invasion in February.7 billion) a year in lost export revenue, according to Bloomberg calculations. Mr Macron offered a sweeping vision of a new European Political Community — an outer circle of European states, including Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova and Britain — that would be linked to the EU but not be part of it.

Alexander Bobikin and Alexander Ivanov, who listened to the verdict standing in a reinforced glass box at the Kotelevska district court in central Ukraine, both pleaded guilty last week. More On This Topic . The package also proposes a ban on insurance related to shipping oil to third countries, but it won't take effect until six months after the adoption of the measures, from the previously proposed three-month transition, the people said.