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  • Dmytro Kuleba called on OSCE to support establishment of a special tribunal on the crime of russian aggression against Ukraine
    Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, posted 01 December 2022 16:45

    Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba took part in a meeting of the OSCE Ministerial Council in Poland.

    The Head of Ukrainian diplomacy outlined steps to counter russian aggression. He paid special attention to the role of the OSCE in restoring peace in Europe.

    “The OSCE must demonstrate uncompromising fight for the principles the OSCE stands for. For a lasting peace, the OSCE needs Ukraine’s victory and the restoration of its internationally recognized borders,” Dmytro Kuleba stressed.

    According to the Minister, russia launches missiles at critical civilian infrastructure of Ukraine, incites genocide against Ukrainians on state television, as it continues its assaults on the battlefield.

    “You all have seen the horrors of this war and the question now is what makes possible the presence of the Russian nameplate at the table? It has no place here,” the Minister said.

    The Ukrainian Foreign Minister called on the partners to support establishment of a special tribunal on the crime of russian aggression against Ukraine. He reminded that the tribunal will make it possible to bring russia and its leadership to justice for gross violations of international law, force the russian state to express formal apology for the crimes committed and be one of the key guarantees of non-repetition of russian aggression in the future.

    The Minister also called on the OSCE participating States to recognize the Holodomor of 1932-1933 as an act of genocide against the Ukrainian people. The diplomat stressed that russia, encouraged by its longstanding impunity, tries once again to exterminate the Ukrainian nation and play a hunger game with the whole world.

    “The world should not turn a blind eye to all these crimes. 90 years ago, it cost millions of the Ukrainians starving,” the Foreign Minister said.

    Dmytro Kuleba also invited partners to join the Peace Formula proposed by the President of Ukraine: “As russia’s war has far-reaching consequences and negative impact on the world security as a whole, President Zelenskyy’s Peace Formula has the potential to become a global format.”

    The full speech of the Minister is available here.