ICC prosecutors contact Russia's former officer who wants to testify about war crimes
The Prosecutor's Office of the International Criminal Court confirmed that it had received data on Russian war crimes in Ukraine from former Russian military intelligence officer Igor Salikov
The press service of the Prosecutor's Office reported this to Ukrinform.
"According to Article 15 of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), any person may send information or reports of possible crimes to the ICC prosecutor, who is obliged to protect the confidentiality of the information received. Therefore, we do not usually comment on such reports. In this case, we can confirm that we have received the message, as the sender has made this fact public," the ICC Prosecutor's Office said in a response.
They added that, in accordance with confidentiality rules, the Office cannot provide additional information on the investigations.
"In particular, the Office cannot confirm or deny whether a person is involved as a potential witness or in any other capacity," the publication said.
Earlier, journalists reported that Salikov had applied to the International Criminal Court with a statement of readiness to testify about the crimes of the Russian army. The Prosecutor General's Office is investigating the information from him.