Kostin at G7 meeting in Berlin: 18 countries already investigating Russian war crimes

Kostin at G7 meeting in Berlin: 18 countries already investigating Russian war crimes

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Eighteen countries have already launched national investigations into Russian war crimes, which is a solid foundation for building a true partnership.

According to Ukrinform, Ukraine's Prosecutor General Andriy Kostin said this at a meeting of justice ministers of the G7 countries, the Prosecutor General's Office reported on Telegram.

According to the report, Kostin took part in the first-ever meeting of justice ministers of the G7 countries.

At a meeting in Berlin on Tuesday, the ministers discussed the coordination of efforts in the investigation of war crimes committed in Ukraine.

German Minister of Justice Marco Buschmann noted that the world had united in the face of a common threat.

According to Kostin, 18 countries have already launched national investigations into Russian war crimes, which is a solid foundation for building a true partnership.

"Berlin today is a 'legal Ramstein.' The time has come for joint and decisive resistance to the aggressor," he said.

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In addition, Kostin called on the G7 countries to contribute to the creation of a Special Tribunal on the Crime of Aggression.

"We must act right now, when we have positive developments. The world will not be safe until the aggressor is stopped, isolated and punished," he said.

Kostin also called on partners to support Ukrainian law enforcement officers. The number of war crimes is growing every day, and attacks on critical infrastructure continue.

"Prosecutors perform their duties even under enemy fire, but we need help to continue this work," he added.


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