Conflicts & War

EU to help ICC, Ukraine investigate alleged Russian war crimes

Luxembourg, Apr 11 (EFE).- The European Union will provide funding to international and Ukrainian experts to investigate possible war crimes committed in Ukraine by Russia’s military forces, the bloc’s chief diplomat said Monday.

Josep Borrell told a press conference that the EU would support International Criminal Court prosecutors and Ukraine’s prosecutor general both financially and on the ground by refocusing the work of the EU’s Ukraine mission.

The Spanish politician gave the remarks following a meeting of the EU’s foreign ministers, during which they held discussions with ICC prosecutor Karim Khan.

Borrell added during the press conference that EU foreign ministers had discussed further sanctions on Russia, adding that nothing was “off the table,” including embargoes on Russian oil and gas.

Borrell and European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen visited Kyiv on Friday to meet with Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelenskyy. The pair also made a trip to the town of Bucha, where the bodies of hundreds of civilians were uncovered following the withdrawal of Russian troops. EFE


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