The International Court in Hague asked Russia for data on the events in South Ossetia in 2008


The International Criminal Court in Hague asked for Russian materials about war crimes in South Ossetia during the 2008 conflict, said the head of the Investigation Committee (IC) of Russia Alexander Bastrykin, reports Interfax.

He noted that previously the criminal case of more than 500 volumes, which was investigated by the IC, was not taken into consideration by any international authority. “Only a few days ago the International Criminal Court in Hague, for some reason, suddenly became interested in this matter,” – said Bastrykin, speaking to students at Moscow State Institute.

“In case of absence of immediate measures such unfavorable situation may happen for criminal cases of war crimes committed on the territory of Donetsk and Luhansk,” – added the head of the IC.

In 2012 the IC said that they have evidence of involvement of Georgian authorities in crimes against persons, peace and security of mankind during the armed conflict in South Ossetia in August 2008. According to the official representative of IC Vladimir Markin, an investigation was carried out on subjects like “genocide” and “use of prohibited means and methods of warfare”.



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