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Quintet of Attorneys General Statement of Support for the Prosecutor General of Ukraine and Investigations and Prosecutions for Russian War Crimes

For Immediate Release
Office of Public Affairs

The Quintet of Attorneys General have issued the following statement of support for Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova of Ukraine and investigations and prosecutions for crimes committed during the Russian invasion of Ukraine:

“The Attorneys General of the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand join in support of Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova, her Office, and the Ukrainian people in ensuring accountability for war crimes committed during the Russian invasion.

“We support the pursuit of justice by Ukraine and through other international investigations, including at the International Criminal Court, the United Nations, and the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe, and in our own jurisdictions, in order to the ensure prompt, fair and effective investigation and prosecution of such offences under Ukrainian, domestic or international law.

“We join in condemning the Russian Government for its actions, and call upon it to cease all violations of international law, to halt its illegal invasion and to cooperate in efforts to achieve accountability.

“We look forward to working together with the Prosecutor General and her Office to ensure every perpetrator faces justice.”

U.S. Attorney General Merrick B. Garland

United Kingdom’s Attorney General Suella Braverman

Australia’s Attorney General Michaelia Cash

Canada’s Minister of Justice and Attorney General David Lametti

New Zealand’s Attorney General David Parker

Updated May 19, 2022

Press Release Number: 22-538