Ukraine launches dedicated portal to report assets of those involved in war crimes
Amid the continuation of the military offensive by Russian forces, which has exceeded the first month, the Ukrainian administration on Thursday launched a dedicated website allowing the public to report the assets of those involved in Russia’s war crimes. . The latest action by the Attorney General’s office comes as Russian forces continuously bombard Ukraine with advanced missiles, resulting in the deaths of thousands of civilians. On the Attorney General’s website, a whistleblower can see six columns that follow one another – Do you want to file a report anonymously; To whom do you want to declare the assets? How this person is connected to the aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine; Asset data in which the whistleblower must provide information on the medium on which a person holds assets; Location of assets and description of assets and submission of supporting documents.
According to the National Agency for the Prevention of Corruption, the whistleblower portal was developed by the Ukrainian task force with the aim of tracing, freezing and confiscating the assets of those involved in Russian war crimes. Additionally, the new task force will also work with other countries to find hidden assets of Russian and Belarusian nationals.
Earlier, in a report released by the Prosecutor General’s Office, the Ukrainian Prosecutor’s Office claimed to have registered at least 2,869 cases of war crimes against Russian forces for violating the laws and customs of war. In addition to war crimes, it recorded up to 1,696 cases of crimes against “national security”. Furthermore, he confirmed the murder of at least 64 children in the national capital, Kyiv, while 50 died in the Donetsk region. Additionally, he said nearly 200 children have been injured in the past 36 days.
It is relevant to mention here that Russia launched a full-fledged war against Ukraine almost two days after Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree recognizing the independence of the breakaway regions of Donetsk and Luhansk. Putin’s action came despite repeated warnings from the West and speculation that he was ill-intentioned to invade Ukraine. On February 24, Russian troops launched a military operation against Ukraine. Since then, it has bombed several cities in Ukraine, killing thousands of civilians.
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