Rada to create measures for ‘Russia's responsibility for aggression against Ukraine’

The Verkhovna Rada adopted a resolution on a complex of urgent measures for the practical implementation of the international legal responsibility of the Russian Federation "for armed aggression against Ukraine."

On Tuesday 229 deputies with 226 required voted for this document.

The resolution recommends that the President of Ukraine and the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) "develop a strategy for the implementation of the international legal responsibility of the Russian Federation as an aggressor state, including the preparation of a consolidated claim of Ukraine to the Russian Federation and its sending to the United Nations to familiarize the international community." For this purpose, it is planned to create an interdepartmental body, which should prepare a consolidated claim of Kiev.

The government was instructed to "develop a methodology for determining damage and the amount of losses inflicted by the aggression of the Russian Federation", as well as to submit to the Verkhovna Rada a bill "on the register of individuals and legal entities affected by Russia's armed aggression." The Cabinet should also accelerate the completion of pre-trial procedures relating to Russia's responsibility "for failure to comply with international conventions in the field of combating the financing of terrorism, the elimination of racial discrimination and in the field of the maritime law."

The Prosecutor General's Office, the Security Service and the Ministry of Defense were instructed to create "a unified database of evidence of the commission of an act of aggression by the Russian Federation against Ukraine." The Prosecutor General's Office must also submit to the International Criminal Court "all the evidence, materials and documents necessary to investigate these crimes committed by Russia's highest officials and leaders of terrorist organizations of the DPR and the LPR."

DONi News Agency