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The President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky
Nobody doubts that there will be a court and the responsibility will come for all those who have started this criminal war.
Ukraine presented ambassadors from 30 partner countries with a draft of a special court to punish Russia for the crime of aggression. This was announced by President Volodymyr Zelensky in an evening video message on Monday 26 September.
The president noted that an important political and diplomatic event was held in Kiev, during which a plan to create a special international tribunal to punish Russia for crimes against Ukraine was presented to the ambassadors of 30 states.
“The difficulty of bringing Russia to justice for this crime is that the existing international legal instruments are not enough. We need a special international court. And we are working on this project in great detail and very carefully. I have no doubt that there it will be a court, a criminal war against Ukraine and freedom in Europe, ”Zelensky said.
It is assumed that a special court will have jurisdiction to investigate and prosecute Russia’s highest political and military leadership for crimes of aggression against Ukraine – the president and other senior officials of the Russian Federation, including members of the National Security Council, which authorized military aggression against Ukraine.
Recall that Kuleba announced progress in setting up the court.