: International Criminal Court examines Russian war crimes

14:58 Apr. 29, 2016

International Criminal Court examines Russian war crimes

Exterior view of the new headquarters of the International Criminal Court in the Hague, Netherlands, Jan. 12, 2016. (AP Photo)

Polish parliamentarian kicks off the investigation with a report on eastern Ukraine

The International Criminal Court in the Hague has started examining the materials on Russian military crimes in eastern Ukraine, Polish parliamentarian and co-author of the report Małgorzata Gosiewska posted on her Facebook page.

"Thanks to the support of the Polish Embassy in the Hague, on April 22, I met with the representatives of the prosecutor's office in the International Criminal Court. The suspicion statement about committing a number of crimes, as laid out in the Rome Statute, as well as a report with 500 pages of evidence materials, have been taken with great interest," she stated.

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According to Gosiewska, the prosecutor's office after considering the examined documents will decide to start the investigation of the individuals, mentioned in the report.

"The duration of the meeting and questions asked to learn more about the situation allow me to claim that this issue has been taken very seriously," Gosiewska reported.

She added that after the start of investigation new proofs can be further provided, for example, testimonies of other witnesses.

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