Poland say it has collected more than 300 witness statements on war in Ukraine

Polish Minister of Justice Zbigniew Ziobro attends press conference amid coalition tension in Warsaw, Poland September 21, 2020. Adam Stepien/Agencja Gazeta via REUTERS

MEDYKA, Poland, March 16 (Reuters) - Polish prosecutors have collected more than 300 witness statements as a part of an investigation into alleged war crimes committed during Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Poland's Justice Minister said on Wednesday.

"More than 300 trial testimonies and witness statements have already been collected, describing specific crimes and misdeeds that took place in connection with Russia's attack on Ukraine," said Zbigniew Ziobro, who also serves as prosecutor general, during a joint press conference with the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Karim Khan.

Russia denies targeting civilians in what it describes as its "special military operation" in Ukraine.

Reporting by Anna Koer; Writing by Alicja Ptak; Editing by Toby Chopra

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