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 "I am certain there will be case in The Hague's Criminal Court against Putin and his cronies," - Justice Minister Petrenko

Ukraine's Justice Minister Pavlo Petrenko believes that the International Criminal Court will hear a separate case on Russian President Putin's involvement in the Donbas war crimes.

As reported by Censor.NET, Petrenko said in an interview with LIGA.net.

"I am certain there will be a case in The Hague's Criminal Court. I have no doubts about that. Against leadership of the Russian Federation - against Putin and his cronies," the justice minister said.

"There is plenty of evidence that could be considered in the context of war crimes. But the Court practices monitoring of such conflicts, and consideration of a case in essence starts only after a conflict is over. I.e., at least the hot phase of the war needs to end, as it was in Georgia," Petrenko said.

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On Nov. 15, 2016 International Criminal Court has for the first time said the simmering conflict in Ukraine should be considered an international armed conflict between Russia and Ukraine. The following day, Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a decree stipulating for Russia's refusal to be a signatory to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, headquartered in The Hague, Netherlands.
 
 
 
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