European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen this week proposed the creation of a new special court to investigate possible war crimes in Ukraine and prosecute those responsible. It will concern those who make the decisions and President Vladimir Putin could also be charged. France was the first major Western country to speak in favor of the plan on Thursday.
The Kremlin demands that the French “who care deeply about human rights issues” withdraw their support and “not divide people into ‘good guys’ and ‘bad guys’, ‘us’ and ‘them'”.
The European Union wants to create a new independent court because Russia does not recognize the International Criminal Court in The Hague. Ukraine has been calling for a new court for Russian crimes in the war for months. The UN should lead the tribunal, but because of Russia’s veto in the Security Council, no resolution is likely to be adopted.
French President Emmanuel Macron announced this week that he would contact Putin again soon. More than three months ago, they also contacted each other about tensions in and around the large nuclear power plant in Inirhudar. The French president wants to continue talks with Moscow, but has promised not to lead Ukraine into a compromise that Kyiv opposes. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky says he wants peace. “Our job is to work with him.”
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