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U.S. Attorney General’s Office Joins War Crimes Investigation in Ukraine – The Moscow Times

US Attorney General Merrick Garland during his visit to Ukraine announced the creation of a group to investigate war crimes. It is reported by CNN.

The group will be led by the department’s most notorious Nazi hunter, Eli Rosenbaum, Garland said. It will be made up of experts who investigate war crimes and human rights violations.

Rosenbaum is a veteran of the US Department of Justice. Previously he was Director of Special Investigations and helped the agency handle more than 100 denationalization or deportation cases against World War II Nazis.

War criminals have nowhere to hide. The US Department of Justice will use every opportunity to bring to justice those who commit war crimes and other atrocities in Ukraine.

In addition, the US Department of Justice will send three prosecutors to advise Ukraine, as well as countries in Europe and the Middle East, in the fight against Russian attempts to circumvent global sanctions. Garland added that a US anti-corruption and money laundering expert would also visit Ukraine.

Ukraine is investigating more than 16,000 criminal cases of war crimes in which Russian military personnel, high-ranking officials, politicians, and media personalities are suspected.

The most resonant case was the massacre of civilians in Bucha. Satellite pictures and records drones show that the corpses of residents appeared on the streets of the city during the period when it was controlled by Russian troops. In addition, there evidence that at the same time mass graves began to appear there. However, the Russian Ministry of Defense denies involvement in the killings in Bucha.

In mid-May, a group of 42 investigators and experts from the International Criminal Court (ICC) flew to Ukraine from the Netherlands. They worked for two weeks, after which they returned to The Hague to process the collected materials.

From 7 to 16 June commissioners of the UN independent international commission visited Ukraine. They will submit reports on the results of their activities to the General Assembly in October 2022, and to the UN Human Rights Council in March 2023.

Earlier, French President Emmanuel Macron promised to provide a mobile laboratory for DNA analysis in the process of investigating war crimes in Ukraine.

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