Luxembourg sends 3D scanners to Ukraine to help uncover Russian war crimes
Luxembourg recently sent 30 3D scanners to Ukraine, which can be used to scan large areas and collect evidence relating to war crimes in the newly liberated territories.
“According to reports by the organization Prosecute Russian War Crimes, no less than 39,000 violations of the Geneva Conventions have been observed in the liberated territories formerly occupied by Russian forces. The Ukrainian justice is investigating these reports, a task which should become easier thanks to the logistical support of Luxembourg,” he added. RTL today reports.
As the collection of evidence is a crucial step in this process, Luxembourg recently donated 30 3D scanners, produced in the Grand Duchy, to Ukraine. With this equipment, local investigators can now scan mass graves in minutes.
“Large parts of our country are occupied by troops of the Russian Federation. After recapturing these territories, Ukrainian soldiers are still looking for graves. Thanks to scanners, it will now be possible to secure clues without having to touch what This allows us to collect evidence for trials,” explained Nataliia Nestor, deputy director of the Kyiv Forensic Institute.
Luxembourg Defense Minister Francois Bausch said 3D scanners were sent directly to war-torn regions of Ukraine.
“It’s not just a scanner, there is internal software that allows users to scan large areas with all the objects there. The information is then processed by a computer, which is extremely important and ensures that war crimes are uncovered. This project costs 1.3 million euros, but I think it is worth it. It will really help Ukraine a lot,” he noted.
According to the minister, Luxembourg has provided Ukraine with material support and weapons worth 74 million euros since the start of the full-scale war. Minister Bausch has promised to commit new aid during the next fiscal year.
“It’s a crucial phase and that’s why it’s so important that we support these people. In fact, they are fighting for the rest of Europe,” he added.
As noted, Luxembourg has frozen €5.5 billion in assets of Russian natural and legal persons, which represents about a third of all Russian assets frozen in the European Union.