The parties, as reported by Belta, exchanged work experience in sending to other foreign countries requests for legal assistance, as well as extradition of persons who committed crimes during the investigation of criminal cases of genocide.

The event was organized as part of the activities of the joint working group on establishing the circumstances of the "genocide of the Soviet people during the Great Patriotic War".

In April of this year, the Prosecutor General's Offices of the Russian Federation and Belarus signed an order on the creation of a working group to investigate the circumstances of the "genocide of the Soviet people during the Great Patriotic War."

Representatives of the General Prosecutor's Office of Belarus promised to provide maximum assistance in the criminal case, which is being investigated by the Russian side, about the genocide of the Soviet people.

The press service noted that over 70 requests for legal assistance have been sent to dozens of foreign countries in the criminal case of genocide, a significant number of them - to Russia.

  • Alexander Lukashenko signed the law on the genocide of the Belarusian people in January 2021.

    This law was adopted by the House of Representatives in two readings last December.

  • The law "provides legal recognition of the genocide of the Belarusian people committed by Nazi criminals and their aides during the Great Patriotic War and the post-war period (until 1951).

    By the Belarusian people is meant all Soviet citizens who lived on the territory of the BSSR during the specified period."

  • The law also defines criminal liability for public denial of the genocide of the Belarusian people, including through the use of mass media or the Internet.