Pushilin Promises “Donetsk Nuremberg” for Ukrainian War Criminals

Translated by Ollie Richardson & Angelina Siard



Donetsk People’s Republic continues collecting materials for future trials against Ukrainian officials guilty of war crimes. This was stated by the Chairman of the National Assembly of the DPR Denis Pushilin at the opening ceremony of the exhibition “Soviet Nuremberg”, an exhibition devoted to the trials of Nazi criminals in the USSR.

“This exhibition is symbolic, it is a demonstration of the fact that punishment will follow for criminals. We see this in the light of shelling from the Ukrainian side, and we have hope that punishment will come. It’s still too early to say that the war is over, but we’ve already collected materials for the trials,” he said.

Pushilin stressed that after every war there comes a time when all war crimes are investigated and the perpetrators are punished. “These crimes have no statute of limitations. In the last video conference, Kuchma stated that “Nuremberg” will judge all. But our notions about criminals are different,” he added.

The exhibition that opened in the Donetsk Museum of the great Patriotic war is devoted to the trials of Nazi criminals and their accomplices, held in the Soviet Union in 1943 – 1949. The opening ceremony of the exhibition was attended by the Chairman of People’s Council of the DPR Denis Pushilin, and the first Deputy Minister of Cultural Affairs Vladimir Aristarkhov.

Recall that according to the decree of the Head of the DPR Aleksandr Zakharchenko, on May 30th, 2016, in the Republic a special commission was established for the recording and collection of evidence of war crimes by the Ukrainian authorities in Donbass. The tasks of the commission includes documenting crimes against humanity and UAF war crimes, as well as informing the world community about the facts of these crimes.

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