The Danish foreign ministry has announced that it is to provide over one million dollars to a UN team collecting evidence of war crimes in Syria.
“Denmark’s position is clear: Those that are guilty of serious human rights abuses in Syria must be face responsibility for their actions. With this new UN initiative, we are sending a clear signal – not least to the Syrian regime – that such crimes do not go unpunished,” Foreign Minister Anders Samuelsen said in a statement.
“This initiative is a supplement to the stabilisation effort that Denmark announced last year,” the minister continued, referring to last April’s announcement of an increase in Denmark’s contribution of special forces and transport aircraft as well as stabilisation initiatives to be deployed against the Islamic State group.
Denmark also deployed fighter jets in Syria as part of a US-led coalition last year, before later pulling them out.