Map of war crimes trials in Ukraine

To date, the first judicial battle in response to Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine is being waged in domestic courts. In a swift move unprecedented in the history of contemporary conflicts, Ukraine has opened war crimes trials in wartime, without waiting for the outcome of proceedings in international and regional courts. As of 1 December, the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine had officially registered 50,448 war crimes and crimes of aggression involving 627 military or political representatives of the Russian Federation.

This exclusive Justice Info map of domestic war crimes trials, produced from public data in court registers consulted by our correspondent Iryna Salii, shows the visible result so far of multiple investigations launched by Ukrainian prosecutors throughout the country: those cases that are already reaching trial stage, nine months after the start of the aggression. On this map, which does not include the numerous trials for crimes against national security, we list the war crimes cases initiated in 10 cities of the country against 43 Russian military personnel. Most of them are being tried in absentia. But so far, six Russian soldiers, present at their trial, have been tried and sentenced in Ukraine. Only the names of the soldiers who have already been tried are disclosed.

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Zoom in on the yellow and black pins to see all the trials located in these cities.

Yellow pins: war crimes trials / Black pins: war crimes trials in absentia

Source: Ukrainian Court Registry