Kostin: Ukraine has already convicted 53 occupants, more than 95 thousand war crimes have been documented
Ukrainian courts have already handed down sentences to more than 50 Russian military personnel. This has become possible thanks to the great support of international partners.
In addition, more than 95,000 Russian war crimes have been documented. This was reported by Prosecutor General Andriy Kostin.
According to him, as for documentation and investigation of Russian war crimes, the Office of the Prosecutor General already has certain results. Kostin emphasized that war crimes are massive and diverse, so law enforcers deal with a large number of crimes.
"Who can say it's not much? When I communicate with international partners, they are surprised by this and say, "How can you do this during the war." In turn, we reply, "Yes, we are documenting everything with your help, but we are also investigating these crimes, bringing cases to the courts and getting sentences. People can't wait for justice for an unknown amount of time," Kostin emphasized.
He also noted that as of July 15, more than 95 thousand war crimes were documented. A total of 368 persons have been reported on suspicion and 219 indictments have been sent to court. Fifty-three Russian occupants have already been convicted.
We shall remind you that the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly supported the establishment of a special tribunal on Russia's crimes against Ukraine. This was preceded by a long debate.
Earlier, President Volodymyr Zelensky instructed to develop a draft resolution of the UN General Assembly, which emphasizes the need to create a special international tribunal to punish Russia for its crimes.
As OBOZREVATEL reported, thousands of peaceful Ukrainians are held in a network of prisons across Russia and in the Russian-occupied territories of Ukraine, where they are subjected to torture, psychological abuse and even slave labor. Many of them have been thrown behind bars by the occupiers without even being charged.