LONDON TO HOST UKRAINE WAR CRIMES MEETING
The British government has announced that justice ministers from across the world will get together in London for a meeting. The aim of the meeting is to help the International Criminal Court (ICC) with its investigation into war crimes in Ukraine.
The meeting will take place in March and will be hosted by Dominic Raab, the UK Justice Secretary. His Dutch counterpart, Dilan Yesilgox-Zegerius will serve as his co-host.
ICC Chief Prosecutor Karim Khan will also attend.
Raab, who is also Britain’s deputy prime minister, explained the reasoning behind the meeting.
“Almost a year on from the illegal invasion, the international community must give its strongest backing to the ICC so war criminals can be held to account for the atrocities we’re witnessing.”
Reuters reports Russia, which calls its actions in Ukraine a “special military operation”, has denied targeting civilians and other war crimes. Ukraine and the West say Moscow has no justification for what they say is an imperial-style war of occupation.
So far, Britain has given 2.3 billion pounds in military support to Ukraine. Various other countries around the world have also donated money towards military support in the country.
Ukraine was first invaded by Vladimir Putin’s troops on 24 February 2022.
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