U.S. Assistance to International Investigation of the Crime of Aggression Against Ukraine
November 14, 2023
As Russia continues to blatantly violate international law, and as President Putin’s war on Ukraine continues to result in extraordinary suffering, the United States remains focused on working with Ukraine and the international community to hold accountable those responsible for international crimes committed in Ukraine. As part of our unwavering commitment to Ukraine’s territorial integrity and sovereignty, and to promoting comprehensive justice and accountability for international crimes against Ukraine and its people, the U.S. Department of State will provide $1 million to the International Centre for the Prosecution of the Crime of Aggression Against Ukraine (ICPA), which was established in The Hague at Eurojust with the support of the European Commission.
The ICPA will advance investigations into Russia’s war of aggression by providing a forum for Ukraine and partner countries to collaborate in building the strongest possible cases for future prosecution. Prosecutors from multiple legal systems—including our own—are already working together at the ICPA to secure and share key evidence and pursue robust and independent investigations.
The United States is proud to stand with Ukraine and our international partners in reiterating our commitment to upholding the UN Charter and pursuing justice for the crime of aggression. We encourage others to support the ICPA and contribute to international efforts to ensure justice for Ukraine and accountability for Russia’s war of aggression.