Presidents of 11 EU countries warned Russia that war crimes do not have a statute of limitations

Russia’s bombing of Ukrainian cities is a war crime which has no statute of limitations and falls under the jurisdiction of international courts. This is stated in the joint statement of the Presidents of 11 countries of Central and Eastern Europe as of October 11, 2022.

Source: The office of the President of the Republic of Poland

“We, the Presidents of Bulgaria, Montenegro, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Hungary, condemn the recent massive bombing of Ukrainian cities by Russia, which constitutes war crimes under international law.”

According to Presidents, war crimes and crimes against humanity do not have a statute of limitations and fall under the jurisdiction of courts around the world.

“On behalf of our countries, we demand that Russia immediately stop its attacks on civilian targets. We will continue our efforts to bring to justice those guilty of today’s crime.”

They emphasized that they “consider the public threats to use nuclear weapons made by representatives of Russia unacceptable.”

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