Ukraine’s MFA urges UN to support ICC investigating Russian aggression against Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

The international community must increase its support for the efforts of the International Criminal Court in the fight for the right for justice for all victims of crimes
08:46, 31 October 2017

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Ukraine calls on the UN to strengthen the support for the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the investigation of the Russian aggression in Donbas and Crimea. This was stated at the plenary session of the UN General Assembly by Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Serhiy Kislitsa, Ukrinform reports.

"We know how difficult it is without the cooperation of the ICC to hold accountable those who commit the most serious crimes. In this regard, we are convinced that the international community must increase support for the efforts of the ICC in combating impunity and ensuring the right to justice for all victims of such crimes," Kislitsa emphasized.

"We especially appreciate the preliminary findings of the Office of the Prosecutor of the ICC, which show that the international armed conflict between Ukraine and the Russian Federation began when Russia deployed its armed forces on Ukrainian territory, and that international law governing relations in international armed conflicts continues to be applied to the present state of occupation, "the diplomat stressed.

Related: One Ukrainian serviceman wounded in Donbas over 24 hours

As it was reported unknown individuals shot at the car of volunteer Donbas soldier and paramedic Amina Okueva, a Ukrainian citizen of Chechen ethnicity. She died in the attack, while her husband was wounded, as Advisor to the Minister of Internal Affairs Anton Gerashchenko wrote on Facebook.

According to Gerashchenko, the car was shot at while waiting at the railroad crossing near Hlevakha. The investigation is underway.

Related: Poroshenko, Volker discuss settlement of Donbas conflict

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