The US State Department has announced the “Conflict Observatory” program, which it has launched to uncover evidence of war crimes committed by Russia during its attacks in Ukraine. The US State Department has announced the launch of a new program to uncover, analyze and share evidence of war crimes and other atrocities committed by Russia in Ukraine in a widely accessible form. “The program covers the documentation, verification and dissemination of open-source evidence of the actions of Russian forces during the brutal war of President Putin,” the ministry said in a statement. “The Observatory of conflict called” program of publicly available information will be shared through an online platform, noting that the ministry, “and satellite images shared through social media, including information that is publicly available and consistent with international legal standards and the information available on a commercial basis, will be protected and will be used in accountability mechanisms to be analyzed, he said. “The Conflict Observatory is another indication of the determined support of the United States for the people of Ukraine, who are bravely defending their country and freedoms in response to President Putin’s premeditated, unjustified and unprovoked war,” the ministry said.
The State Department also noted that the program “includes the maintenance of strict chain of custody procedures for future civil and criminal legal processes, under appropriate jurisdiction,” the program was conducted in cooperation with Esri, an information systems company, and the Yale University Humanitarian Research Laboratory and PlanetScape Ai.