The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba informed on March 3, 2023, that the coalition working on the future special tribunal against Russia for the crime of aggression in Ukraine already includes 29 countries. Ukrainian Foreign Minister said this following the results of a meeting with colleagues from the Netherlands and Estonia in Lviv (the largest city in the west of Ukraine).
Source: The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba
The creation of the tribunal has been supported by the European Commission, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, France, the Netherlands, etc. Guatemala became the first Latin American country to support the creation of a special international tribunal regarding the crime of aggression by the Russian Federation against Ukraine.
“Our meeting was devoted primarily to the issue of establishing a special tribunal to punish Russia for the crime of aggression against Ukraine. This process began last year, and we are gradually moving towards the establishment of such a tribunal, and the role of the Netherlands and Estonia in this process is very important,” reported Dmytro Kuleba.
According to Dmytro Kuleba, the main group of countries working on the parameters of the future tribunal for Russia currently includes 29 states.
“On January 26, the first meeting of this coalition to create a special tribunal was held, with 21 states participating. Now there are 29 of them. Among these states is one from Latin America, so the progress is obvious,” the Foreign Minister said.
The second meeting on the establishment of the special tribunal will take part on March 21-22, 2023, in Strasbourg.
The Minister also thanked the Netherlands for the decision to host the International Center for the Prosecution of Crimes of Aggression against Ukraine in The Hague.
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