As of today, 42 states have announced their intention to join Ukraine’s lawsuit against the Russian Federation at the United Nations International Court of Justice.
“Forty-two states took Ukraine’s side in the case against Russia at the International Court of Justice and intend to join the proceedings. Grateful to partners who chose the right side of history. The side of truth, international law, and justice,” President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky posted on Twitter.
He also expressed confidence that the countries jointly will be able to hold Russia accountable.
Earlier, the International Criminal Court sent the largest group of investigators in its history to Ukraine to collect evidence of Russian war crimes.
As of 19 May, Ukrainian law enforcement registered 18,477 crimes related to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
The prosecutors general of five countries – the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand – supported Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova in the investigation into Russia’s war crimes.