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Deputy Attorney General Lisa O. Monaco Delivers Remarks Following Meeting with Ukrainian Prosecutor General Andriy Kostin


Washington, DC
United States

Remarks as Delivered

Thank you very much, Mr. Attorney General. 

It is just so good to have the Prosecutor General here with us at the Justice Department, particularly because this week he and I both will be appearing separately before committees of Congress to speak about Ukraine, to speak about our collective response to Russian atrocities committed over the last year. 

And as the Attorney General noted, our resolve at the Justice Department has never been stronger in this work. We are dedicating more resources to ensuring accountability and to combating those that facilitate the Russian war machine. 

Those new resources include prosecutors working with international partners on investigating war crimes and other atrocities, and the crime of aggression. And those resources include continued efforts to freeze and seize any Russian assets that we can under the authorities that we have.

I’ll be up before Congress, as I said, on Wednesday to thank them for the tools that they have already given us to hold Russia accountable, and I’ll also discuss what else we can do—and what new tools we might need—to ensure accountability and our ability to respond to Russian aggression and to ensure justice for Ukraine.

Mr. Prosecutor General.

Updated April 17, 2023