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Ukraine’s Attorney General announces that around 13,000 war crimes cases have been opened


Ukraine’s Attorney General Irina Venediktova said Monday that Ukrainian authorities had opened about 13,000 cases of alleged war crimes committed by the Russian military during the invasion of Ukraine, Reuters and Interfax-Ukraine reported.

“Currently, we have over 13,000 cases (under investigation) of war crimes alone,” Venediktova said in an interview with the Washington Post.

“Suspicions have been reported in this category of 49 people against whom I have opened criminal cases for war crimes,” Venediktova said at the opening of the Russia War Crimes House exhibition on Monday in the building that has been home for several years. Russia in Davos’, where the World Economic Forum is currently being held.

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Ukraine’s Attorney General has opened 13,000 war crimes cases in which there are more than 600 suspects

Venediktova specified that in the basic file against the Russian Federation there are over 600 suspects, according to agerpres.ro.

“We currently have two cases in court against three defendants,” the prosecutor general said, noting that authorities are working closely with the International Criminal Court to investigate alleged war crimes in Ukraine.

Kiev accuses Russia of atrocities and brutality against civilians during the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Russia denies targeting civilians or engaging in war crimes in what it calls a “special military operation” in Ukraine.

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