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PRESS RELEASE : Everyone who gave criminal orders to kill civilians of Ukraine will get a fair punishment – President

The press release issued by the President of Ukraine on 23 April 2022.

Everyone who gave criminal orders to kill civilians during the Russian military invasion of Ukraine will face the court and get a fair punishment, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is convinced.

“I believe that everyone will definitely face the tribunal, the court. Everyone who gave these shameful orders to kill people, children – everyone. That’s for sure, I’m sure of it, I believe in it,” the President said during a press conference for international and Ukrainian media.

According to Volodymyr Zelenskyy, criminal cases in international courts usually take a long time, several years, but Ukraine will wait for a fair verdict.

“We will wait. And if people like me don’t see it, our children will. Believe me. I am sure that there will be the last nail in the policy of this state,” the President said.

He stressed that Ukrainians are interested not in the name of the tribunal that will convict the criminals, but in the outcome of this process.

“Whether it is The Hague, Ukraine, other processes… It’s not about the name, it’s about the number of years and the number of people. It’s about how many people will be sentenced for a large number of years of imprisonment,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.

The President emphasized that the Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine is working with the investigative bodies of partner countries to organize such a trial.

“We believe there will be an international tribunal. We believe there will be a result of it,” the President summed up.