EU justice ministers discussed the penalty for Russian crimes committed in Ukraine

The EU Ministers of Justice met in Stockholm on January 27, 2023, and decided to increase cooperation in the fight against organized crime and join efforts to hold Russia accountable for its crimes on the territory of Ukraine.

Source: Swedish Presidency of the Council of the European Union

“On Friday 27 January, EU justice ministers met in Stockholm as part of the informal Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) meeting. The meeting focused on judicial cooperation to combat organized crime and ensure accountability for core international crimes committed in Ukraine. The meeting was also attended by the Ukrainian Minister of Justice, who gave an update on the situation,” explained the Swedish Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

The Office of the Prosecutor-General of Sweden and war crimes prosecutors from the Swedish Prosecution Authority shared their own experience of previous war crimes investigation practices. The European agency Eurojust familiarized the ministers with the updated database on evidence of war crimes in Ukraine.

“We will demand full accountability for the horrific crimes committed in Ukraine. There will be no impunity for these,” says Minister for Justice of Sweden Gunnar Strömmer.

See also: Representatives of 20 countries discussed the creation of a special tribunal for Russia in Prague


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