The European Commission expects that the International Center for the collection of “evidence of crimes in Ukraine”, which was decided to be created in The Hague, will start working by the summer, European Commission representative Christian Wigand said at a briefing in Brussels.
“The main elements of the center should be up and running by the summer, work is underway,” he said.
In early February, the head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, announced the creation of an International Center in The Hague. According to her, the center “will coordinate the collection of evidence, it will be supported by a joint team of investigators under the auspices of Eurojust.”
Later, European Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders said that the center could start operating in July this year.
Earlier, the EU has repeatedly spoken out in favor of creating a so-called international “special tribunal” for Ukraine.