According to the Minister of Justice Evelina Dobrovolska, the aim is to provide information on behalf of Lithuania to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in accordance with Article 15 of the Rome Statute that Russia has waged war against Ukraine on ongoing crimes against humanity and war crimes.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is an informal Modern Working Group that analyzes legal frameworks in order to judge Ukraine in the context of international responsibility.
“We must do everything we can to draw the attention of the world community to Russia’s brutal military aggression against independent Ukraine. “I will call on the Ukrainian Ministry of Justice, the country’s justice organization and non-governmental organizations such as the Red Cross, to gather evidence of the genocide of the Ukrainian people by Putin and Lukashenko, crimes against humanity and war crimes,” Dobrovolska said in a press release.
According to the Minister, this information may become significant for the purpose of initiating an investigation in the International Criminal Court into the actions of Russian leader Vladimir Putin and Belarusian leader Aliaksandr Lukashenko on Ukrainian territory.
According to the report, the prosecutor reminded all states operating on Ukrainian territory on Friday that his office could investigate any act of genocide, crimes against humanity or war crimes committed on Ukrainian territory since 20 February 2014.
The International Criminal Court is an international judicial body empowered to prosecute very serious crimes that cause concern to the international community: genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and aggression. The International Criminal Court establishes in The Hague.
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