International war crime tribunal for Russian atrocities may launch in summer
Nuland assured that the US is working on the issue of creating a tribunal for Russia (Photo:Yiannis Kourtoglou/Reuters)
An international tribunal, or its equivalent, to hold Russia accountable for war crimes committed in Ukraine could start operating by the summer of 2023, the U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland speculated, according to a Voice of America report on Jan. 26.
The United States is working on this issue together with the G7 member states and Ukraine, and various models are being considered, Nulled stated.
"I would like us to come to a conclusion by the anniversary (of the invasion — ed.) — around February, but it may take a few more months,” Nuland said.
“But I would like to see this mechanism in place by the summer.”
On Jan. 19, the European Parliament adopted a resolution in support of the establishment of an international tribunal to prosecute those responsible for the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
On Jan. 26, a meeting of the Core Group on establishment of the Special Tribunal to investigate the crime of aggression against Ukraine was held in Prague. It was attended by representatives of 20 countries.
Earlier, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said that a special tribunal is the only way to bring Russia's top political and military leadership to justice for aggression against a sovereign state.
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