Will Putin be held accountable as a war criminal? London is currently considering the idea of a tribunal, British Foreign Secretary Truss has now announced.
British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss supports in principle a war crimes tribunal against Russian President Vladimir Putin and members of his leadership.
Putin “and everyone behind these appalling war crimes” must be held accountable, Truss said on Times Radio on Wednesday in response to a question from Ukrainian MP Oleksiy Honcharenko. “If a tribunal helps with this, the UK will definitely consider supporting it.”
London examines tribunal
Truss said she has already spoken to the Ukrainian government about it. “We are open to the idea of a tribunal, we are currently examining it,” she said. London wants to prosecute in the “most effective manner” those who have committed war crimes such as rape, sexual violence and indiscriminate attacks on civilians, Truss said.
The minister stressed that London was already working closely with the International Criminal Court. “We have sent support to Ukraine to help collect evidence, from testimonies to video evidence,” Truss said.