On January 26, 2023, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) unanimously supported a resolution calling for the establishment of a special tribunal to prosecute Russian and Belarusian leaders for their crimes against Ukraine.
A Ukrainian lawmaker, Oleksii Honcharenko, reported about it.
"A resolution has just been supported UNANIMOUSLY calling to immediately start setting up an international tribunal to prosecute military and political leaders of Russia and Belarus. The Hague is proposed to be the seat of the tribunal. Symbolic," he wrote.
According to Mariia Mezentseva, chairperson of the Ukrainian delegation to the PACE, the work to establish a Special International Tribunal for Putin and his inner circle is already underway.
"They will be brought to justice for every Ukrainian who was killed or injured, for every ruined building, park, and infrastructure facility," she stated.
Context. On January 24, the PACE acknowledged that Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine started in 2014 rather than in 2022.