During his official visit to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with President of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Piotr Hofmański and Registrar of the Court Osvaldo Zavala Giler.
The Head of State emphasized that bringing to justice all those responsible for war crimes against humanity and genocide of the Ukrainian people is a matter of principle for Ukraine.
"For us, the result is only concrete sentences for all Russian war criminals, including the top leadership of the aggressor country," Volodymyr Zelenskyy noted.
He praised the work of the International Criminal Court in this area, in particular, noting the importance of the decision to issue arrest warrants for the President and the Commissioner for Children's Rights of the aggressor state on charges of deporting Ukrainian children.
"These crimes require special, priority attention. We must increase pressure on Russia to stop mass deportations and create a universal mechanism for the protection of children," the Head of State said.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy emphasized the level of cooperation between the ICC and national law enforcement agencies, and added that Ukraine has done and will do everything necessary to investigate and prosecute within national jurisdiction the mass atrocities committed by the Russian Federation during this war, as well as to establish effective cooperation with the ICC.
The President emphasized the importance of opening a branch of the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in Kyiv in the nearest future, which would further strengthen the relevant interaction.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy separately raised the issue of the importance of the comprehensive work of our state, which is being carried out to create institutional frameworks for bringing to justice those responsible for the crime of aggression against Ukraine.