News120,000 Russian war crimes under investigation, says Ukraine's general prosecutor

120,000 Russian war crimes under investigation, says Ukraine's general prosecutor

Vladimir Putin
Vladimir Putin
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2:25 AM EST, February 1, 2024, updated: 4:34 AM EST, March 7, 2024

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Kostin, who was in Riga for an international conference focusing on Ukraine's children seized by Russia - subtitled "Russia's War on Children" - stressed that Ukraine's objective is to document and investigate all crimes perpetrated against Ukrainians thoroughly and to ensure justice is pursued.

A sizable number of Russian war crimes

The Ukrainian prosecutor disclosed that the nation's courts have already passed down 78 verdicts in cases related to war crimes.

"Some Russian war criminals have already received their sentences, some locally, and others in absentia," he remarked.

"We have identified approximately 500 alleged Russian war criminals, and have collected evidence against them," added Kostin, the Ukrainian general prosecutor.

"In total, there are 120,000 war crime cases that Ukraine is currently investigating," Kostin informed.

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