President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky Met with this Friday United States Attorney General Merrick Garland And with senior European justice officials, he called for Russia to be prosecuted internationally War crimes.
The meetings were held in the western Ukrainian city LvivHundreds of km from the war front.
“We are doing everything we can to ensure that International Criminal Court “Succeed in punishing Russian war criminals,” declared Zelensky.
“The main theme of all these gatherings and gatherings Lviv It is accountability,” he added. “Russia and its leaders are individually responsible for the aggression and terrorism against our state and our people”.
Zelensky pointed out that so far there have been more 70,000 Russian war crimes.
“But unfortunately, we don’t know all the crimes at this point,” he said. “A large part of our territory is still under occupation“At this time we cannot reliably predict how many Russian crimes we will uncover after we expel the invaders.”
Together with Garland, they participated in the conference Victoria Prentice, Attorney General of Great Britain; He The Attorney General of the State of Spain, Álvaro García Ortiz, and the European Commissioner for Justice, Didier Reynders.
Meanwhile, in United NationsDeputy Spokesperson Farhan Haq ’s humanitarian workers promised UN reporting”Fierce hostilities” near the Ukrainian city BagmuthSome of the world’s humanitarian partners are focusing on getting the most vulnerable people off the ground. Conflict zone.
Bagmuth It has been the center of fierce fighting for months, including Russian soldiers, including large forces of mercenaries WagnerComing closer and closer to the city, massive destruction takes place.
“Divisions of the Wagner Group practically surround Buckmutt. There is only one road left”, revealed the owner of the Russian team Evgeny Prigogine In his press release to the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr ZelenskyRussian news agency reported Toss.
The Deputy Defense Minister Ukrainian, Hannah Maliarannounced the decision on Wednesday Send reinforcements to Bagmuth In the face of recent Russian developments around a key location for Kremlin interests in eastern Ukraine.
Russian troops have recently achieved Significant improvements By taking over the surrounding areas of the region. Moscow attaches special strategic value to Bakmut because of the bulk of its supply kyiv He sends his forces to the eastern side of the conflict.
Earlier, a Ukrainian official was identified by the name “Magyar”. telegram That has been ordered to his unit Return from BuckmuttSome where so far 4,500 with over 70,000 inhabitants He lived in the city before the war.
Zelensky announced that Ukrainian troops would defend Pakmut “as long as is reasonable”Therefore, its withdrawal to the defensive lines located west of the city was not ruled out.
(With information from The Associated Press, EFE and Europa Press)
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