The discussion of the creation of an international special tribunal to prosecute Russia for the crime of aggression against Ukraine is now focused on the mechanisms for implementing such an initiative, not on the idea itself. This was stated by the Head of the President’s Office Andriy Yermak.

According to him, most allied countries support Ukraine’s initiative to establish such a tribunal.

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“Today, almost all of them say they are willing to participate in the creation of the tribunal. We discuss now not the likelihood of the idea itself but the specific mechanisms for creating it,” the official noted.

He added that it is necessary to prepare specific proposals for further presentation at international platforms for partners to support the scenario of establishing the tribunal that Ukraine needs.

“We need to find a recipe for each country. We need to find a key to each country,” Yermal specified.

He also suggested holding informational briefings at the President’s Office for representatives of states that support this initiative.

As noted, Eurojust works towards holding an international summit on responsibility for the crime of aggression in Ukraine which should serve as a basis for systematising evidence to formulate charges of the crime of aggression.

In addition, work is underway to establish the International Centre for the Prosecution of the Crime of Aggression in Ukraine.

Bohdan Marusyak

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