The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Karim Khan noted that the International Criminal Court intends to investigate Russian missile and drone attacks on the energy infrastructure of Ukraine. He said this during the meeting with the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy on February 28, 2023, in Kyiv.
Source: The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Karim Khan, the Office of the President of Ukraine
The crimes committed by the Russian Federation on the territories of Ukraine must not be unpunished, all the guilty must be brought to justice.
“Generally we see clearly a pattern, I think, in terms of the number, scale and breadth of attacks against the power grids of Ukraine and we need to look at why that’s taking place; are they legitimate targets or not?” Karim Khan said.
The Geneva Conventions and additional protocols state that attacks on civilian infrastructure are prohibited. The warring parties must distinguish between civilian and military objects.
The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Karim Khan, in turn, noted that his team is collecting evidence of war crimes committed by the Russian Federation on the territory of Ukraine.
Karim Khan also noted that the International Criminal Court is ready to fully cooperate with the goal of restoring justice to Ukraine and punishing those guilty of crimes by legal means, even though this path is slow.
“We are ready to speed up work so that Ukrainians and people around the world see justice as soon as possible, and the guilty receive punishment,” Karim Khan emphasized.
In turn, the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy thanked for the support of the International Criminal Court and emphasized that Russian troops should not go unpunished for their actions.
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