The International Criminal Court (ICC) has opened an office in Kyiv to strengthen cooperation with Ukrainian authorities and investigate Russian crimes in Ukraine more effectively, Ukraine’s Prosecutor General's Office press release said on Sept. 14.
“... What we see in terms of the partnership of the International Criminal Court with Ukraine, in terms of building partnerships with civil society, with other UN member states, both state and non-state parties to the ICC, is not just a fluke,” the report quotes ICC Prosecutor Kareem Khan.
“It is the dawn of a new era in which we must, and we are, showing perseverance and persistence so that our words are not empty words. They are felt by the victims both in Ukraine, where I am honored to be, and around the world.”
Ukrainian Prosecutor General Kostin thanked Khan for the work his team have done to bring those responsible for international crimes to justice. In particular, he noted ICC’s arrest warrant for Russian President Putin and Russia’s children's ombudsperson Maria Lvova-Belova, as well as the fact that the ICC team was already working in the flood-affected areas of Kherson Oblast three days after Moscow blew up the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant in June.
The ICC office in Ukraine is the largest outside Hague.
More than 104,000 war crimes have been registered in Ukraine, and the number is increasing daily, the message said.
Will you support Ukraine’s free press?
Dear reader, as all news organizations, we must balance the pressures of delivering timely, accurate, and relevant stories with requirements to fund our business operations.
As a Ukrainian-based media, we also have another responsibility – to amplify Ukraine’s voice to the world during the crucial moment of its existence as a political nation.
It’s the support of our readers that lets us continue doing our job. We keep our essential reporting free because we believe in our ultimate purpose: an independent, democratic Ukraine.
If you’re willing to support Ukraine, consider subscribing to our Patreon starting from 5$ per month. We are immensely grateful.
Please help us continue fighting Russian propaganda.
Truth can be hard to tell from fiction these days. Every viewpoint has its audience of backers and supporters, no matter how absurd.
If conscious disinformation is reinforced by state propaganda apparatus and budget, its outcomes may become deadly.
There is no solution to this, other than independent, honest, and accurate reporting.
We remain committed to empowering the Ukrainian voice to push against the muck. If you’re willing to stand up for the truth – consider supporting us on Patreon starting from 5$ per month. Thank you very much.
Will you help tell Ukraine’s story to the world?
Twenty years ago, most people hadn’t even heard of Ukraine. Today, the country is on everyone’s lips and everyone’s headlines. War pushed us on the front page. But there are many other things we do that we are proud of – from music and culture to technology.
We need your help to tell the world Ukrainian story of resilience, joy, and survival. If you’re willing to back our effort, consider supporting us on Patreon starting from 5$ per month. We are immensely grateful.