Ambassador Markarova: We want Russian war criminals to be tried in Ukraine

Ambassador Markarova: We want Russian war criminals to be tried in Ukraine

There should be no place on Earth where Russian military servicemen, who issued or executed orders to commit war crimes in Ukraine, could hide.

That’s according to Ukraine’s Ambassador to the United States Oksana Markarova, who spoke with CBS News.

"All of them (who committed war crimes in Ukraine - ed.) will be prosecuted — military commanders, personnel, people who did it on the ground, and people who ordered it, and all the way to Putin," Markarova said.

"There should be no place on Earth where they could hide. Yes, we would like them to be tried in Ukraine, and we really hope that after we win and after Ukraine is liberated, that we will have a tribunal," she continued. "I think Ukraine and our people are entitled to a full-scale tribunal. But anywhere where they can be prosecuted is fine."

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Markarova added that Ukraine was preparing for a potential "massive attack in the east" as Russian troops regroup in the contested Donbas region.

"I think there is an understanding that after the battle of Kyiv, we really have to win this battle of Donbas, and we have to win this war. And we need all of the equipment — all of the firepower, all of the anti-air (equipment - ed.) in order to be able to do so," the ambassador concluded.

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