21 European countries are investigating the crimes of the Russian occupiers in Ukraine.
This was stated by the president of Eurojust Ladislav Khamran, LRT reports, citing Ukrinform.
"The vast majority of investigations are conducted in EU countries. Of the 21 countries where surveys are conducted, 14 are members of the EU. Four more countries, including Ukraine, are in Europe but are not members of the EU, and three more countries are not part of Europe - the USA, Canada, and Great Britain", he noted.
He also noted that gathering evidence of major crimes and analyzing them that leads to charges "will be a long journey that will take several years."
It is reported that in Vilnius the President of Eurojust met with the Prosecutor General of Lithuania Nida Grunskene to discuss the investigation of war crimes committed by the aggressor in Ukraine in a joint investigation group.
The special joint investigative group, which was initially formed by the prosecutor's offices of Ukraine, Lithuania, and Poland, began its activities on March 25 last year. Currently, representatives of seven countries participate in its activities, and for the first time in history - a prosecutor of the International Criminal Court.