Lutsenko: the court in the Hague recognized the seriousness of the evidence of Ukraine for Russian aggression

The international criminal court (ICC) in the Hague recognized the seriousness of the evidence of Ukraine in case of aggression by the Russian Federation. About it on air of TV channel «112 Ukraine», said the Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko.

According to him, the evidence of the Ukrainian side the next will be the procedure of the International criminal court and the office of the Prosecutor, which can last a very long time. «Yesterday in the office of the Prosecutor of the ICC, we have considered the evidence as during the events in Ilovaysk the Russian Federation sent regular forces of the Armed forces of the Russian Federation in the rear of our troops, violated the agreement on the green corridor, the retreat of our troops who were in the minority. Disguised their technique under the Ukrainian. Extrajudicial killings, torture, kidnappings, executions on the spot — all this falls under the grounds of war crimes and crimes against humanity», — Lutsenko told.

In addition, the attorney General noted that the court in the Hague praised the HCP provided information about the investigation of the crimes of the regime of ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych. «Yesterday at the meeting with the Prosecutor of the ICC, I heard a high evaluation of the information provided, she said about a serious progress in the consideration of this case, but we further agree to provide more information, both on its own and the requested colleagues from the ICC,» — said Lutsenko.

Lutsenko said that before the end of the year the International criminal court will provide additional evidence in support of the crimes on the Maidan and war crimes during the occupation of Donbass and the illegal annexation of Crimea. According to an UNIAN correspondent, he said this on Tuesday in the Hague during the round table «of Serious crime and corruption: the intersection of perpetration and responsibility», which was held on the sidelines of the 15th Assembly of States parties of the ICC.

According to Lutsenko, this was discussed during a meeting with public Prosecutor office of the International criminal court , Fatou Bensoudayesterday.

«We plan by the end of this year to provide additional information that will substantiate the prevalence and mass crimes during the events on Maidan, as well as war crimes and crimes against humanity in Eastern Ukraine,» — said the Prosecutor General.

In an interview with reporters the attorney General said that Ukraine requires the involvement of the ICC, as its national capabilities do not allow to bring to justice all the perpetrators of those crimes, in particular, «Yanukovych and his entourage, which lies mostly in Moscow.»

«Also there, in Moscow, hiding those who gave orders that violate international law on the rules of war that went to war and commit mass crimes against civilians and Ukrainian servicemen. Therefore, we appeal for help,» — said Lutsenko.

However, he clarified that in respect of the Russian side it is about considering the role of «Minister of defence of the Russian Federation, 18 generals, 2 admirals and a number of high officials of the armed forces, which according to the investigation of the GPU involved in aggressive war in the territory of Ukraine».

Lutsenko also confirmed that part of the consideration is the matter in respect of the downed plane Malaysian airlines MN17.

«MH17 is seen as part of war crimes or crimes against humanity — there is a debate on qualifications. In the even included, perhaps strange at first glance, but obvious violation of the rules of the occupation: occupiers have brought to the territory of the occupied Crimea 766 72 thousand Russians. It is prohibited by international law. 2 thousand 200 Ukrainian prisoners were forcibly deported to serve his sentence from the Crimea to the territory of Russia. It is also prohibited. These facts demonstrate mass violations of international law in many areas», — said the Prosecutor General.

According to him, another important element of consideration is the question of the Crimean Tatars, who «is very serious».

On 21 November the attorney General announced that the cases of activists of the Euromaidan sentenced 35 persons, relative to the 152 trials, about 190 persons under pre-trial investigation.

Lutsenko: the court in the Hague recognized the seriousness of the evidence of Ukraine for Russian aggression 23.11.2016

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