Iryna Venediktova, Prosecutor General of Ukraine, expects “evidence of genocide in Mariupol”

Published on: 04/20/2022 – 2:56 pm In an interview with France 24, the Prosecutor General of Ukraine, Iryna Venediktova, discusses the alleged war crimes committed by the Russian army in the country. She expects to find “genocide evidence” in Mariupol. According to her, “sex crimes” took place in all occupied areas of Ukraine and targeted women, including elderly women, but also men and children. Finally, she ensures that more than 7,000 war crimes investigations have already been opened. During her interview with France 24, Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova warns that she expects to find “evidence of genocide” by Russian forces in the besieged eastern port city of Mariupol. ‘Ukraine.Prosecutor argues ‘many people’ were deported to Russia, including children.According to her, at least 1,500 civilians were found dead around the capital, Kyiv, but the actual number is unknown higher doubt, because some places are “still mined”, with demining operations in progress.”Sex crimes have taken place in all the occupied territories”The Attorney General assures that “sex crimes” have taken place in all the regions of Ukraine occupied by Russian forces and that the victims were women, including elderly women, but also men and children. More than 7,000 war crimes investigations have been opened in Ukraine, with more than 3,000 other investigations opened into related crimes. When asked if she could prosecute Russian President Vladimir Putin, the prosecutor explained that the foreign leaders enjoy immunity under Ukrainian law. She says she is “very open to cooperation” with the Attorney General of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in order to circumvent the question of immunity. She says Ukraine is “ready to cooperate with other states” and stresses that several joint investigations have already begun.