German Prosecutor General’s Office begins collecting information and evidence on “crimes in Ukraine”
BERLIN, February 4 – RIA Novosti. German Prosecutor Peter Frank declarationInformation and evidence on “crimes in Ukraine” is currently being collected.
“We started the structured investigation process at the beginning of March 2022. This means that we have not yet investigated specific individuals, but collected information and evidence. Currently, the focus is on the interrogation of Ukrainian refugees who may be aware of war crimes in Ukraine. Ukraine”, said Frank, Welt am Sonntag in an interview with.
According to him, the Federal Office of the Criminal Police of Germany is also evaluating the available resources on the course of the conflict.
“Therefore, we are preparing for a possible next hearing in Germany, with our foreign partners or in an international court,” the German attorney general said.
He noted that the question of establishing a possible “special court” is being discussed.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Vershinin previously told RIA Novosti that the European Union is trying to cover up its involvement in war crimes in Ukraine by initiating the establishment of a special tribunal. Press Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov pointed out that Russia categorically denies Kiev’s charges of war crimes on the territory of Ukraine. The Russian Foreign Ministry described the idea of establishing an international tribunal for Ukraine as “kabal” and stated that it would not have jurisdiction over Russia.
Russia has been conducting a special military operation in Ukraine since February 24. Russian President Vladimir Putin described his mission as “protecting people who have been subjected to eight years of bullying and genocide by the Kyiv regime”. According to the president, the ultimate goal of the operation is the liberation of Donbass and the creation of conditions that guarantee Russia’s security.
Earlier, Putin said that the West is trying to create an anti-Russian enclave in Ukraine in order for Russia to collapse, and a special operation has been launched to prevent this. As Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov noted, the United States and NATO are “directly involved in the conflict in Ukraine … on the territory of Great Britain, Germany, Italy … not only in the supply of weapons, but also in the training of personnel.” and other countries.”
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