Lithuanian minister in Hague: justice must triumph in Ukraine

  • 2022-04-23
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS –  Lithuanian Justice Minister Evelina Dobrovolska said that justice must triumph in the face of Russia's ongoing invasion of Ukraine as she met with representatives of international justice institutions in The Hague on Friday. 

"The efforts of all of us will remain in the history books. We must preserve faith in justice for future generations. That is why we must strive in every way to ensure that justice triumphs," Dobrovolska said in a press release. 

"In the face of the brutal military aggression by Russia and Belarus against independent Ukraine, we must use all possible algorithms to bring war to criminal responsibility as soon as possible," she said. 

In Dobrovolska's words, the solidarity of all countries, the involvement of the non-governmental sector and the use of Eurojust as a coordinator of member states' actions are key to achieving these goals.

Vilnius will host on May 6 an international conference on how to ensure that perpetrators of the crime of aggression are punished, according to the Justice Ministry. 

In The Hague, Dobrovolska met with Karim Khan, the chief prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (ICC), to discuss the court's investigation into Russia's war crimes and crimes against humanity in Ukraine, as well as possibilities for cooperation.