Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Disappointed with International Court of Justice’s Decision on Ukraine Genocide Suit: 32 States Allowed to Participate

2023-06-10 14:51:23

The Russian side is disappointed by the decision of the International Court of Justice, which allowed 32 states to participate in the proceedings on the suit of Ukraine against Russia under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. Statement about it published June 10 on the website of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The court ruled on the admission of 32 countries to the proceedings on the claim of Kyiv on June 9. Then one state was excluded from the list at the request of the Russian Federation: the court satisfied it and unanimously refused admission to the US case.

The Russian side was still disappointed by the court’s decision, since all states admitted as “third parties” “take a pro-Ukrainian position and belong to the Western camp,” the Foreign Ministry said.

“Under the pretext of interpreting certain provisions of the Genocide Convention, they are trying to put pressure on the court in order to force the highest body of international justice to make an unreasonable decision in favor of Ukraine, despite the obvious absurdity of the accusations made by Kiev,” the report says.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the decision of the court was also not supported by representatives of China and India.

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