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Russia: Ukraine

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL6468, tabled on 28 February 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have been in contact with the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court to seek an investigation into potential war crimes committed by Russian forces in Ukraine; and, if not, why not.

Answered on

14 March 2022

Russia's use of indiscriminate force against innocent civilians, in its illegal and unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, must be investigated and those responsible must be held to account. That is why the UK led efforts to bring together allies on 2 March to expedite an International Criminal Court (ICC) investigation into Russian war crimes in Ukraine. With 37 countries joining the UK, it is the largest referral in the history of the ICC. As a founder member of the ICC, the UK is willing to provide the necessary technical assistance to support successful convictions.