Garland visits Ukraine, announces DOJ war crimes accountability team
Merrick Garland | Attorney General: “I’m here to express the unwavering support of the United States for the people of Ukraine in the midst of the unprovoked and unjust Russian invasion.”
Jimmie Johnson: U-S ATTORNEY GENERAL MERRICK GARLAND MADE AN UNANNOUNCED TRIP TO UKRAINE TODAY.
HE MET WITH UKRAINE’S PROSECUTOR GENERAL NEAR THE POLISH BORDER.
THE TWO DISCUSSED HOW THE U-S CAN HELP IDENTIFY — APPREHEND AND PROSECUTE THOSE WHO COMMITTED WAR CRIMES AS PART OF RUSSIA’S INVASION.
Merrick Garland | Attorney General: “The United States is sending an unmistakable message There is no place to hide. We will we and our partners will pursue every avenue available to make sure that those who are responsible for these atrocities are held accountable.”
Jimmie Johnson: DURING HIS VISIT — GARLAND ANNOUNCED THE CREATION OF A JUSTICE DEPARTMENT TEAM FOCUSED ON WAR CRIME ACCOUNTABILITY.
TO COUNSEL THE TEAM, GARLAND TAPPED A D-O-J VETERAN WHO IN THE PAST HEADED EFFORTS TO DEPORT NAZI WAR CRIMINALS.