US Attorney General Merrick Garland announced the creation of a war crimes investigation team during a visit to Ukraine on Tuesday.
Source: US Attorney General Merrick Garland
The group will work to identify and bring to justice all those who committed war crimes in Ukraine. The team will be led by the department’s best-known Nazi hunter Eli Rosenbaum and will be made up of experts in investigations involving human rights abuses and war crimes.
Rosenbaum, a 36-year veteran of the Justice Department, previously served as the director of Human Rights Enforcement Strategy and Policy and helped the department over 100 cases to strip citizenship from or deport accused Nazis, according to the Justice Department.
Garland also said that the US Department of Justice would send three prosecutors to advise Ukraine, as well as countries in Europe and the Middle East in combating Russia’s attempts to evade global sanctions.
“There is no hiding place for war criminals. The US Justice Department will pursue every avenue of accountability for those who commit war crimes and other atrocities in Ukraine. Working alongside our domestic and international partners, the Justice Department will be relentless in our efforts to hold accountable every person complicit in the commission of war crimes, torture, and other grave violations during the unprovoked conflict in Ukraine.”