Karins calls on EU to hold Russia accountable for its crimes in Ukraine

  • 2022-10-21

BRUSSELS - The European Union must remain united in its support for Ukraine and should start working on holding Russia legally accountable for its activities in the war, Latvian Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) said on his way to the EU summit on Friday.

"Russia's war is becoming ever more brutal, now blatantly aimed not only at the Ukrainian military but at Ukrainian citizens and their civilian infrastructure," Karins said on his way to a meeting of EU leaders.

He said that it is necessary to figure out how to properly hold Russia also legally accountable for the atrocities that they are committing in Ukraine today. He also said that sanctions against Belarus should be increased.