Blinken: The Creation of a Tribunal for Ukraine Is Under Discussion

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According to the U.S. Secretary of State, it is very important that there be “accountability” for the outbreak of war in Ukraine. Information about war crimes is collected in “various ways,” Antony Blinken noted. The creation of an independent court or tribunal to investigate crimes during the war in Ukraine is being discussed. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken confirmed this on Monday, December 5. He answered questions on the sidelines of The Wall Street Journal CEO Council forum in Washington. “Look, it’s very important that there be accountability for what happened (starting a war. – Ed.),” he stressed. According to Blinken, information about war crimes, evidence of them being committed is being collected “in a variety of ways,” “the Ukrainians are doing it themselves.” Blinken: The collection of evidence is important “I don’t want to prejudge what’s going on,” but it’s important that “this information is collected,” the Head of U.S. Diplomacy said. “It is important that Ukraine can – if necessary – prosecute,” but “we also support the efforts of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to collect evidence and information,” the U.S. State Department chief noted. At the same time, he said, they are discussing "the creation of some kind of independent court, a tribunal.” “All of this is on the table,” Antony Blinken stated, summarizing that accountability for what happened is “very important”.