Article: Ukrainian defence attorneys face moral dilemma in war crime trials

KYIV, April 2 (Reuters) – Sometimes Ukrainian lawyer Khrystyna Vrashchuk shudders when she thinks about the work she does.
She is one of more than 200 attorneys who are defending suspected Russian war criminals and their local collaborators in cases across the country, presenting a moral dilemma that the lawyers do not always find easy to live with.
On the one hand, suspects are accused of committing sometimes heinous crimes against Ukrainians in more than two years of war. On the other, the rule of law dictates that they have legal representation, and Kyiv says it is determined to uphold it, whatever the cost.
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