kyiv announced that there are already 30 countries that support the creation of a court to judge Russian war crimes in Ukraine.

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba addresses the media during a meeting with the press at the United Nations on the occasion of the first anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, at the UN headquarters in New York, New York, United States, February 24, 2023. REUTERS/David Dee Delgado/File (DAVID DEE DELGADO/)

thirty countries have joined the coalition that supports the creation of a Special Court to judge alleged war crimes committed by Russia during his invasion of Ukrainethe Ukrainian Foreign Minister reported on Tuesday, Dmytro Kuleba.

Speaking to the information space that the Ukrainian television stations broadcast jointly, Kuleba announced that the last country to join this group is Greeceaccording to the agency Interfax-Ukraine.

“I am pleased to inform you that there is already 30 countries. Greece joined the group today. Last weekend it was 29″, specified the head of Ukrainian diplomacy.

“Then I said that I had no doubt that there would be more participants for the next meeting of the group. And we can already see that it has started to happen,” she specified.

“The goal of the group is simple: when you join it, you agree that a special tribunal should be established to hold Russia accountable for crimes stemming from the aggression” against UkraineKuleba said.

Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting with members of the Security Council via video conference in Moscow, Russia, March 3, 2023. Sputnik/Mikhail Metzel/Kremlin via REUTERS
Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting with members of the Security Council via video conference in Moscow, Russia, on March 3, 2023. Sputnik/Mikhail Metzel/Kremlin via REUTERS (SPUTNIK/)

The task of this coalition is to develop legal forms to create the court and solve some issues, mainly how to end the immunity of the Russian president, Vladimir Putinand his close circle, according to the agency.

Kuleba commented that “all the G7 countries are in this group” and that on the 3rd there were already 29, among which was Guatemalathe first country in Latin America to have joined the initiative.

The first meeting of the coalition was held on January 26, with 21 countries participating in the debates and the second will take place in Strasbourg (France) on March 21 and 22.

as he remembers Interfax-UkraineOn March 2, 2022, the International Criminal Court (ICC) launched an investigation into possible war crimes committed by Russia in Ukraine.

To collect evidence of these alleged crimes, a joint investigation group was created with several European judicial bodies and, in this context, Ukraine wants a special court to be established only to judge these facts.

(With information from EFE)

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