Europol to help investigate Russian war crimes in Ukraine
Europol has created an Operational Task Force (OTF) to assist in investigations of war crimes committed by Russia in Ukraine. The project involves 14 countries
This is said in a statement on the Europol website.
The mission of the task force will be to identify suspects and their involvement in possible war crimes, crimes against humanity, or crimes of genocide. The identification will be done by collecting and analyzing information from open sources.
It is noted that the Internet, in particular social media, contains a huge amount of such data. They can significantly help investigators. International cooperation in this area is invaluable.
The group is led by the international crime units of the Dutch and German police.
In total, 14 countries are involved in the project: Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
- In October, the UN Independent International Commission of Inquiry presented a report on Russia's war crimes in Ukraine. These include torture, rape, and murder of civilians.