G7 countries have agreed to coordinate investigations into war crimes in Ukraine

Bucha, Ukraine / Photo: Free Press - Kristina Atovska

Justice ministers of the G7 countries agreed today to create a network to coordinate investigations into war crimes in Ukraine.

– The judicial investigation into the crimes committed in Ukraine will last for years, maybe even decades. However, we will be well prepared and will (work) as much as necessary, said German Minister of Justice Marco Buschmann.

G7 countries will ensure that each country has a central national contact point for the prosecution of international crimes, justice ministers said in a joint statement after their meeting in Berlin, which was also attended by special prosecutors from the International Criminal Court, Germany's attorney general Peter Frank and Ukrainian Minister of Justice Denis Malyuska.

Bushman, in a statement to the media, said this would allow information on evidence and legal claims to be shared between countries and international organizations.

He hailed today's meeting as the first of its kind in the history of the G7.

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