State Secretary Štucin receives Deputy Minister of Justice of Ukraine
On the margins of the diplomatic conference for the adoption of the MLA Convention, which ends today in Ljubljana, State Secretary Marko Štucin met with the Deputy Minister of Justice of Ukraine, Iryna Mudra. Their discussions focused on the importance of ensuring accountability for war crimes.
State Secretary Štucin expressed full support for Ukraine, its sovereignty and territorial integrity, and solidarity with the Ukrainian people. He said that Slovenia pays great attention to ensuring accountability for war crimes and stressed the importance of the development and strengthening of international criminal justice and the establishment of a special court to deal with matters related to the aggression in Ukraine.
State Secretary Štucin also welcomed the establishment of a Register of Damage under the auspices of the Council of Europe, of which Slovenia is a member. He offered to provide the Ukrainian side with expert assistance and an exchange of experience in organising a diplomatic conference that could help Ukraine in its efforts to establish a comprehensive compensation mechanism.
Deputy Minister of Justice of Ukraine Mudra briefed State Secretary Štucin on the efforts and initiatives taken by Ukraine to ensure full accountability of the Russian Federation for the crimes committed. She thanked Slovenia for all the assistance and support it has provided to Ukraine and congratulated it on the successful MLA Diplomatic Conference.