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RCMP want to hear from Ukrainian refugees about alleged Russian war crimes | War in Ukraine


The federal police investigation was launched as part of Canada’s Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Program, to ensure that crucial information and evidence is collected from Ukrainians who want the provide when they arrive in the country.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police and its federal partners are creating a website to inform Ukrainians of ways to share intelligence about possible war crimes they may have witnessed during Russia’s attack.

In a statement released Thursday, the government says details of the initiative will also be available from this week at major international airports in Canada, as well as through non-governmental organizations and community groups that provide assistance. aid to Ukrainians.

Officials say information about possible crimes should be collected and protected as soon as possible, to ensure it doesn’t get lost over time and is preserved for potential prosecution.

Canada has already sent police from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in The Hague to contribute to the investigation of the International Criminal Court (ICC) into possible war crimes committed by Russia in Ukraine. Canada was responding to a request for additional resources from the Office of the Attorney General International Penal Court.

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