(ANSA) - THE HAGUE, MARCH 23 - Ukraine and the International Criminal Court have signed an agreement to open an office in the country to investigate war crimes.
The news comes just days after the ICC issued an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin on charges of being responsible for the illegal deportation of children from Ukraine.
For Ukrainian Attorney General Andriy Kostin, the agreement for an office of the International Criminal Court in Ukraine is "the beginning of a new chapter" in Kiev's cooperation with the court.
"I am convinced that we will not stop until all perpetrators of international crimes committed in Ukraine are brought to justice, regardless of their political or military position," added Kostin.
Chancellor of the International Criminal Court Peter Lewis said the court was grateful for Ukraine's help and "looked forward to enhanced cooperation in the future".
Ukraine becomes the latest country to host an ICC office after the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, the Central African Republic, the Ivory Coast, Georgia and Mali.