Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Statement on U.S. Funds to International Centre for the Prosecution of the Crime of Aggression Against Ukraine

The Justice Department issued the following statement from Attorney General Merrick B.

Garland following today’s announcement by the U.

S.

Department of State that the United States will provide $1 million to the International Centre for the Prosecution of the Crime of Aggression Against Ukraine (ICPA), which was established in The Hague at Eurojust with the support of the European Commission:
“The United States stands in steadfast and unwavering support for the people of Ukraine as they defend their democracy against the brutal and unjust war being waged by the Russian regime.

That is why, earlier this year, I traveled to The Hague to announce the appointment of the first U.

S.

prosecutor in nearly 80 years to be engaged in efforts to build cases on the crime of aggression, Jessica Kim.

As the U.

S.

Special Prosecutor for the Crime of Aggression, Jessica has been and will continue to work closely with the International Centre for the Prosecution of the Crime of Aggression Against Ukraine, which was established at Eurojust with the support of the European Commission.

 The resources announced today by the State Department will build on this important work.

This announcement, and the Justice Department’s continued work alongside our Ukrainian and international partners make clear that we are not waiting for the hostilities to end before pursuing justice and accountability.

We are gathering evidence and building cases so that when the time comes, the United States and our partners will be ready to ensure accountability ability for Russia’s war of aggression.

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