EU prepares position on options for special tribunal for Russia – Korinevich

This was stated by Ambassador-at-Large of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Anton Korynevych, writes Ukrainian.

Korynevych noted that all options for the establishment of a special tribunal are now being analyzed, but for Ukraine the highest priority is the one that will ensure its maximum internationality, as this will legally solve the problems of official immunities of Russia’s highest political and military leaders to resolve.

“It is very important to us that colleagues from the European Union, in particular from the European External Action Service, prepare today an option paper, that is, a position on possible options for the implementation of responsibility for the crime of aggression against Ukraine on the basis of the conclusions of the European Council meeting of 20-21 October. Of course, we expect this position for analysis and further work, and we are absolutely constructive in terms of finding the most appropriate approaches that will comply with all provisions of international law and practice,” said the Ambassador-at-Large of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Korynevych noted that Ukraine now has significant political support for the need for a trial to bring Russia to justice for the crime of aggression against Ukraine and for the establishment of a special tribunal. In this regard, he recalled the relevant resolutions of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, the European Parliament and the Parliamentary Assembly of NATO and the Parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE, the decisions of the national parliaments of Ukraine, Lithuania, Estonia and The Netherlands.

“Hopefully we will get more. And of course this is an important political message from the international community that a mechanism should be found to be held accountable for the crime of aggression against Ukraine and a special tribunal should be established,” said Korynevych.

First, what the countries participating in the Crimean Platform should do to protect human rights in occupied Crimea is to support the establishment of a special tribunal to investigate the crime of Russian aggression against Ukraine, she said on the broadcast of the program. “A Matter of National Security” with Valentina Samar, Coordinator of the Human Rights Group in Crimea, Olga Skripnik, the issue of the protection of human rights in the peninsula was actively discussed at the first parliamentary summit of the Crimea Platform in Zagreb.

Read the full text of Olga Skripnik’s conversation with Valentina Samar, editor-in-chief of the Center for Journalism Research clutch.


On February 24, 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a “special military operation” in occupied Donbas. Russia launched missile attacks on the territory of Ukraine and launched a direct large-scale four-way invasion. The armed forces of Ukraine repel the enemy, the blitzkrieg plan – to capture Kiev in two or three days – failed, the Russian army retreated from the capital. The Russian military is committing thousands of war crimes and crimes against humanity across Ukraine.

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