The office of the Prosecutor of the International criminal court (Netherlands) plans to soon complete the analysis of war crimes in the Crimea and in the Donbass and make a decision on the admissibility of the case. This is stated in the annual report the court’s Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda.
“In the near future the office of the Prosecutor plans to complete the analysis of subject-matter jurisdiction in relation to the situation in the Crimea and in the East of Ukraine, in order to make a proper conclusion of admissibility jurisdiction of the court”, – stated in it.
Furthermore, in this regard, the office of the Prosecutor will continue to collect available information on the judicial proceedings at the level of national legislation, and to cooperate with Ukrainian authorities, civil society and other stakeholders.
“Given that Ukraine has recognized the jurisdiction of the ICC for an indefinite period, the office of the Prosecutor will continue check of crimes committed in Ukraine, to the extent that they fall under the jurisdiction of the court”, – added in the report.
At the same time, the document notes that this year the office of the Prosecutor continued to gather evidence relating to the conflicts in Crimea and in the Donbas.
In particular, it is established that the situation in Crimea is occupation and falls under the characteristics of international armed conflict.
Regarding the situation in the Donbass decided to apply the law of international conflict, as from 14 July 2014 in this region recorded direct clashes between the armed forces of Russia and Ukraine.
At the moment the Prosecutor’s office recorded 1,200 cases of crimes in the Donbass, set death 2 737 and wound about 9 thousand persons.
It is noted the particular bloodshed in the battle for Ilovaysk. According to the ICC, they killed about 1 thousand Ukrainian military.
Also, the office of the Prosecutor has documented crimes such as training with fighters on Donbass of child soldiers, extrajudicial executions and sexual violence.
As to the Crimea, there are cases of illegal conscription to the army of occupation, illegal the trials of Ukrainians and Crimean Tatars and the abduction of people who disagree with the authorities.
Earlier, the Ukrainian side insisted that the international criminal court opened its office in Ukraine for the investigation of war crimes committed by senior officials of the Russian Federation and the occupation authorities of the Crimea.
From the report of the Ministry on the situation in Ukraine can be found here.