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European Parliament adopts resolution to create special tribunal for Putin and Lukashenko

19 January, 2023 Thursday
15:44

European Parliament supports resolution to establish a special tribunal for the crime of Russian aggression against Ukraine committed by the leadership of Russia and Belarus

This is stated on the website of the European Parliament.

On Thursday, January 19, MEPs adopted a resolution demanding that the political and military leadership of Russia and Belarus be brought to justice.

The press service added: the deputies emphasize the need to immediately begin preparatory work to create mechanisms for investigating crimes. In particular, the organization of an international special prosecutor's office.

"While noting that the exact modalities and composition of the special tribunal remain to be determined, MEPs stress that it must have jurisdiction to investigate not only Vladimir Putin and the political and military leadership of Russia, but also Aliaksandr Lukashenka and his cronies in Belarus," the European Parliament said.

The text was adopted with 472 votes in favor, 19 against and 33 abstentions.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy welcomed the European Parliament's resolution and called on partners to support the decision to establish the tribunal.

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