Russia accuses the West of being ready to plunge the world into an abyss of war.

Olena Zelenska pleads for a special UN tribunal so “aggression” like the Russian invasion of her country “cannot happen again”

“I call on the United Nations to establish a special court for the crimes of Russian aggression. We don’t just need it, we all need it, so it doesn’t happen again. ยป

“I think you will all agree: whatever your country and whatever your nationality, you have the right not to be killed in your own homes.”Ukrainian First Lady Olena Zelenska said in a video message broadcast at the United Nations headquarters during a special event on human rights violations in Ukraine. “However, Ukrainians have been killed in their cities, villages, apartments, hospitals, theaters for a year before the eyes of the whole world”He also defended the franchise “defense” From Ukraine.

Ukrainians have been pushing for months to create such a tribunal to try those responsible for the invasion of Ukraine. They considered introducing a resolution to this effect on the anniversary of the invasion, but that effort was rejected, according to diplomats. The resolution considered in the General Assembly from Wednesday mainly a “It’s Peace”Hoping to get as much support as possible.

The International Criminal Court (ICC), which has launched war crimes and crimes against humanity trials in Ukraine, does not have jurisdiction over crimes of aggression against Russia, which is not a signatory to the ICC’s founding text, the Rome Statute. .

“Russia has committed all kinds of crimes against the Ukrainian people”Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has condemned it, specifically for defamation “Deportation of Ukrainian children to Russia”. “Accountability for international crimes committed in Ukraine must be comprehensive, with no loopholes. Russia’s political and military leaders must also be held accountable.”He insisted.

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In this context, the European Union recently announced the creation of an international center dedicated to solving crimes of aggression in Ukraine, supported by Ukraine and based in The Hague. This center “Collecting Evidence One Day Used to Judge Russian Leaders”Dutch Foreign Minister Wopke Hoekstra said at the United Nations headquarters on Wednesday. “Yes, we want peace, but the only way to get peace is to not tolerate this occupation”he added.

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