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ICC's Prosecutors Planning To Complete Examination Of Military Crimes In Crimea And Donbas, Decide On Expedien

ICC's Prosecutors Planning To Complete Examination Of Military Crimes In Crimea And Donbas, Decide On Expediency Of Case For Consideration

The prosecutor's office of the International Criminal Court (ICC; the Kingdom of the Netherlands) plans to complete examination of the military crimes in the Russian-annexed Crimea and Donbas in the coming days, and decide on expediency of the case for further consideration.

This follows from an annual report of ICC's Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, Ukrainian News Agency reports.

She noted that the prosecutor's office continued gathering evidence as to the conflicts in Crimea and Donbas this year.

In particular, it has been ascertained that the situation in Crimea is occupation and falls under the notion of an international armed conflict.

Besides, the office of the ICC's prosecutor decided to apply the rule of international conflict as to the war in Donbas, direct clashes between the armed forces of Russia and Ukraine have been registered since July 14, 2014.

The court's prosecutor has also registered a total of 1,200 crimes in Donbas.

The office has ascertained death of 2,737 and wounding of about 9,000 persons.

According to the report, in the fight for Illovaisk about 1,000 Ukrainian military men were killed.

As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, on September 8, 2015, Ukraine informed the ICC about acknowledgement of its jurisdiction as to the crimes against humanity and military crimes by high-ranking officials of Russia and heads of self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk people's republics (DPR and LPR) that led to serious consequences and mass murdering of Ukrainian citizens.


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