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News article8 June 2022Representation in Cyprus

Russian war crimes in Ukraine: EU supports the International Criminal Court investigation with €7.25 million

Today, the European Commission has launched a new project, under its Foreign Policy Instrument, to support the investigation capacities of the International Criminal Court (ICC) with €7.25 million.

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This project, which was first announced by High Representative/Vice-President, Josep Borrell, during his visit to Kyiv, is part of the EU's efforts to fight impunity for international crimes globally. In particular, it will help the ICC to scale up its investigation capacity to respond to the ongoing investigations into war crimes committed by Russia in Ukraine. The European Union is committed to make Russian decision-makers accountable for the gross violations of international law and international humanitarian law in Ukraine and will continue to support the investigations launched by the ICC in Ukraine. High Representative/Vice-President, Josep Borrell, stated: “There can be no impunity for the crimes committed under Russian occupation. The International Criminal Court´s investigations are crucial to ensure accountability and justice for the heinous crimes committed in Ukraine.” Commissioner for Justice, Didier Reynders, said: “One thing is clear: a global response is necessary to ensure that those responsible for the atrocities committed in Ukraine are brought to justice. We are closely cooperating with the International Criminal Court to make sure that there is no impunity for the perpetrators of war crimes.” You can find more information about the EU's support to the ICC's investigations in Ukraine in the press release

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Publication date
8 June 2022
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Representation in Cyprus