The President of Ukraine, Volodimir Zelensky, urged this Tuesday to create a special court so that “every Russian murderer receives the punishment he deserves” in the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Zelensky lamented in his usual late-night speech that “the available international legal instruments are not sufficient for justice to be done.”
“Even in the International Criminal Court it is still impossible to bring Russia‘s highest political and military leaders to justice for the crime of aggression against our state, for the main crime. The crime that gave rise to all the other crimes of this war, and not only after February 24, but also from 2014. That was when it all started, ”he said.
Therefore, he stated that Ukraine intends to “unite the world majority in support of the draft resolution of the UN General Assembly on the Special Court.
For there to be responsibility for the aggression, he added, “a Special Court is needed, in addition to the International Criminal Court. And we are doing everything we can to create that court.”
The Ukrainian ruler said that he already cooperates with “many countries and international organizations so that every Russian murderer receives the punishment he deserves. We have already established cooperation with the International Criminal Court and we will increase it.”
He recalled that this Tuesday the speech of the first lady of Ukraine, Olena Zelenskábefore the Parliament and the people of Great Britain “devoted himself to exactly this task.”
She mentioned that she called on Britain to lead “worldwide efforts to establish a Special Court for the crime of Russian aggression against Ukraine and restore justice.
According to Zelensky, Ukraine already has “strong cooperation” with the Netherlands, who is helping with the creation of a prosecutor’s office to collect evidence of war crimesand is working with France “in the field work to document the Russian evil”.
On the other hand, the ruler admitted that the situation at the front is difficult.
“Despite extremely heavy Russian losses, the occupiers are still trying to advance into the region of Donetskgain a foothold in the Luhansk region, move in the region of Kharkivthey are planning something in the south,” he said.
This year, he stated, Russia will lose 100,000 soldiers and “Ukraine will remain. And the world will do everything possible to ensure that all those guilty of this criminal war are brought to justice.”
(With information from EFE)
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