According to the head of the SBU, Vasily Malyuk, the main “organizer” of crimes in Ukraine must personally be punished and appear before the International Court of Justice.
The Security Service of Ukraine is working to create an evidence base to bring the President of the Russian Federation to justice for committing war crimes. This was stated by the head of the Security Service of Ukraine Vasily Malyuk.
The head of the intelligence service noted that in the end, Vladimir Putin will definitely end up in the dock. According to him, the decision of the International Criminal Court to issue a warrant for the arrest of the Russian leader is an important step towards this goal.
“The forcible deportation of Ukrainian children to the Russian Federation is one of the many crimes of Russia. And Putin must be personally responsible for them,” the head of the SBU believes.
Vasily Malyuk mentioned that the SBU is investigating more than 31,000 military and other violations of international humanitarian law by Russians in Ukraine. In particular, the department deals with more than 16 thousand cases of illegal export of minors.
The head of the SBU also stressed that investigators work every day to ensure that the “organizer” of crimes is held accountable for their actions. In his opinion, Putin deserves an international tribunal.
“We are doing everything to show the world not emotions, but a clear evidence base that will ultimately lead Putin to a well-deserved final in the dock,” Malyuk said.
The SBU also reported that they continue to investigate the shelling of the critical and civilian infrastructure of Ukraine by the Russian Armed Forces and cases of ill-treatment of Ukrainian prisoners of war.
Recall that on March 17, the International Criminal Court in The Hague issued an arrest warrant for Vladimir Putin, as well as Maria Lvova-Belova, Commissioner for Children’s Rights under the President of the Russian Federation, who is responsible for the illegal transfer of Ukrainian children to Russia.
In response to this, the representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, said that Russia would never recognize the verdict of the International Criminal Court, since it is not a signatory to the Rome Statute of the ICC and does not cooperate with this body.
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