EU justice ministers meet in Stockholm, discuss prosecution of Russian crimes in Ukraine

EU justice ministers meet in Stockholm, discuss prosecution of Russian crimes in Ukraine

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EU justice ministers have held a meeting in Stockholm, focused on judicial cooperation to combat organised crime and ensure accountability for Russia’s core international crimes committed in Ukraine.

The relevant press release was published on the website of the Swedish Presidency of the Council of the European Union, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“On Friday 27 January, EU justice ministers met in Stockholm as part of the informal Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) meeting. The meeting focused on judicial cooperation to combat organised crime and ensure accountability for core international crimes committed in Ukraine. The meeting was also attended by the Ukrainian Minister of Justice, who gave an update on the situation,” the report states.

Ukrainian Minister of Justice Denys Maliuska participated digitally and provided an update on the current situation and his views on the prosecution of core international crimes in Ukraine.

The Swedish Office of the Prosecutor-General and war crimes prosecutors from the Swedish Prosecution Authority shared their experiences from previous war crimes prosecutions, and Eurojust presented the new evidence database. The ministers then discussed lessons learned and best practices for the prosecution of core international crimes in Ukraine.

“We will demand full accountability for the horrific crimes committed in Ukraine. There will be no impunity for these,” Swedish Justice Minister Gunnar Strömmer stressed.

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