US to allocate $1 million to international center investigating Russian war crimes against Ukraine
On November 14, US State Department spokesman Matthew Miller said that the United States would provide $1 million to the International Centre for the Prosecution of the Crime of Aggression against Ukraine to help investigate war crimes
The US Department of State issued a statement on its official website.
"As Russia continues to blatantly violate international law, and as President Putin’s war on Ukraine continues to result in extraordinary suffering, the United States remains focused on working with Ukraine and the international community to hold accountable those responsible for international crimes committed in Ukraine," Miller said.
He informed that the US Department of State will provide $1 million to the I International Centre for the Prosecution of the Crime of Aggression against Ukraine (ICPA), which was established in The Hague at Eurojust with the support of the European Commission.
The ICPA will help investigate Russia's crimes by ensuring that Ukraine cooperates with its partners in building evidence for future prosecutions. Prosecutors from different jurisdictions are already working through the ICPA to obtain and share key evidence and to conduct credible and independent investigations, Miller said.
"The United States is proud to stand with Ukraine and our international partners in reiterating our commitment to upholding the UN Charter and pursuing justice for the crime of aggression. We encourage others to support the ICPA and contribute to international efforts to ensure justice for Ukraine and accountability for Russia’s war of aggression," the State Department spokesperson emphasized.
As of November 12, investigators of the National Police of Ukraine are investigating 99,799 criminal cases for the crimes of the Russian occupiers in Ukraine since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of Russia.