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 Case against Shoygu first step towards Hague Tribunal, - Lutsenko

The Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine will conduct cases against Russia's Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu and a group of generals suspected of committing war crimes against peace and humanity.

Prosecutor General Yurii Lutsenko said in an interview with Ukrinform, Censor.NET reports.

Lutsenko added more cases against traitors in occupied Crimea will be opened in the near future.

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"This is a separate area of our work. I think it is not only a moral response to crimes but also a material benefit in the form of seized assets of convicts," the prosecutor general said.

Asked by journalists what Ukraine will gain by trying Shoygu except for moral satisfaction, Lutsenko said it will be the first step towards Hague Tribunal.

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"This is not about moral satisfaction, this is the first step towards Hague Tribunal. And this is a serious support for the global anti-Kremlin front. Since we'll have a legally recognized fact of Ukraine's occupation and involvement of Russia's top officials," he noted.
 
 
 
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