RIGA - President Egils Lavits will meet this afternoon with Prosecutor Juris Stukans, Justice Minister Janis Bordans (Conservatives), Foreign Ministry Parliamentary Secretary Zanda Kalnina-Lukasevica and Kristine Lice, the Latvian representative to international human rights organizations, to discuss a system for gathering Ukrainian refugees' testimonies of Russian war crimes in Ukraine, LETA was told at the president' office.
As reported, the International Criminal Court's (ICC) Prosecutor Karim Khan has called for evidence of what is happening in Ukraine, so Latvian President Egils Levits is asking officials to set up a system to collect evidence of Russian war crimes from Ukrainian refugees that have arrived to Latvia.
The Hague-based ICC has launched an investigation into suspected war crimes on the basis of an international collective action against Russia, which has been joined by 39 countries, and a team of ICC investigators went to Ukraine last week.
On March 7, the Hague-based United Nations (UN) International Court of Justice began hearing Ukraine's claim against Russia on charges of genocide.
Meanwhile, Ukraine's Prosecutor General Irina Venediktova said that investigations into Russia's war crimes in Ukraine have already been launched in four European countries.