President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has announced that they are to launch a “Book of Torturers” next week which will name and shame Russian troops of their war crimes.
President Zelensky said, “Next week, a special ‘Book of Torturers’ is planned to be launched – an information system that collects confirmed data on war criminals and criminals from the Russian army.
Read more on Russia-Ukraine war:
Russian soldier sentenced to life in prison for war crimes after he killed an unarmed Ukrainian civilian in a landmark trial
Ukraine identifies 500 Russians suspected of war crimes and Putin is the ‘main war criminal of the 21st century’
Russia commits war crimes not seen ‘even during the Nazi occupation 80 years ago’ and this is just the ‘tip of the iceberg’
Russian troops will most likely face Nuremberg-style trials just as the Nazi’s did after WWII for their horrific war crimes
“I have repeatedly stressed that they will all be held accountable. And we are approaching this step by step.
“These are specific facts about specific people who are guilty of specific violent crimes against Ukrainians.”
According to the president, “such a ‘Book of Torturers’ is one of the foundations of the responsibility of not only the direct perpetrators of war crimes – soldiers of the occupying army, but also their commanders.
“Those who gave orders.
“Those who made possible everything they did in Ukraine. In Bucha, in Mariupol, in all our cities, in all the communities they have reached.
“Everyone will be brought to justice.”
The European Union’s agency for criminal justice cooperation, Eurojust have prosecutors from Lithuania, Poland and Ukraine have signed an agreement for the international war crimes tribunal’s which is the first-ever participation of such an investigative team.
In April the chief prosecutor from the ICC declared Bucha as a “crime scene” where hundreds of civilians were executed by Russian troops.
A 16-year old girl was found with a gun shot in the back of head in her garden after being raped by Russian soldiers and she was named as Karina Yershova.
ICC prosecutor Karim Khan previously said, “We’re here because we have reasonable grounds to believe that crimes within the jurisdiction of the court are being committed.
“We have to pierce the fog of war to get to the truth.”