A tribunal over the Russian invasion would have ‘no legitimacy’

The Kremlin said Thursday that the creation of a tribunal to judge the actions of Moscow in Ukraine, in particular possible war crimes, would have “no legitimacy”, Brussels having declared itself the day before in favor of such a project.

« As regards these attempts to create courts, they will have no legitimacy, we will not accept them and we will condemn them, » Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.

He also said that Russian investigators were doing “meticulous” work to document “all the crimes of the Kyiv regime” in Ukraine.

The European Commission proposed on Wednesday to work on the creation of a special tribunal to judge « crimes of aggression by Russia » in Ukraine, an undertaking which to succeed would however require broad international support.

The creation of such a tribunal has been demanded on several occasions by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, as well as by the Baltic countries.


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