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UK Justice Secretary vows to put Russian war criminals ‘behind bars’

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The UK’s justice minister has vowed to put Russian soldiers convicted of war crimes in Ukraine behind bars.

In the Sunday Telegraph, Suella Braverman stressed the urgency of gathering evidence of Russian war crimes now.

She added that she had just signed a joint statement with the Prosecutor General of Ukraine, Iryna Venediktova, to reaffirm the UK Government’s support for holding “Russia accountable for the crimes it is committing. on Ukrainian soil”.

“Russia’s crimes can be tried in courtrooms in Kyiv, The Hague or even in the UK; but whatever forum it is, it’s important to gather evidence now,” Ms. Braverman said. .. The proof is there, the world can see, accumulating.

“Our job now is to collect, preserve and use when the time comes.

“We have a clear message to Russian leaders and Russian troops on the ground in Ukraine; your actions will have consequences and the UK will stand behind Ukraine throughout its journey to justice. .

“We will always defend the right of the Ukrainian people to choose their own future. They have chosen freedom and justice. And the Russian war criminals have chosen to stay behind bars.”

Ms Braverman went on to say that the Metropolitan Police had made a call to seek evidence from anyone in the UK who may have direct evidence of war crimes in Ukraine.

She concluded by saying: “We have a clear message to Russian leaders and Russian troops on the ground in Ukraine; your actions will have consequences and the UK will stand behind Ukraine. throughout the journey to seek justice”.

“We will always defend the right of the Ukrainian people to choose their own future. They have chosen freedom and justice. And the Russian war criminals have chosen to stay behind bars.”

It comes as the Deputy Prime Minister prepares to travel to The Hague on Monday to support an international effort to gather evidence of war crimes.

Justice Secretary Dominic Raab, a former war crimes lawyer, has previously said that the UK has gathered intelligence in previous investigations and this will prove to be ” absolutely serious” before the International Criminal Court (ICC).

The ICC has begun a possible investigation into senior officials believed to be responsible for war crimes, crimes against humanity or genocide after Russia invaded Ukraine on 24 May. 2.

https://www.independent.ie/news/uk-attorney-general-vows-to-put-russias-war-criminals-behind-bars-41441433.html UK Justice Secretary vows to put Russian war criminals ‘behind bars’

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