Liz Truss has said that the UK is open to an international tribunal to try Putin and other Russian leaders over the war in Ukraine.
Speaking on Times Radio, Ms Truss said: “Well, we are very clear that Putin and all of those who’ve been behind the appalling war crimes that are being committed in Ukraine need to be held to account, and we’re working very closely with the ICC.
“We’ve sent support into Ukraine to help collect evidence, from witness statements to video evidence.
“I’ve talked to the Ukrainian government about this idea of a tribunal.
“We are open to the idea of a tribunal, we’re currently considering it, but what we want is the most effective way of prosecuting those people who have committed these appalling war crimes including rape, sexual violence, the indiscriminate targeting of civilians.
“If the tribunal will help to do that, then the UK is definitely considering supporting it.”