Andriy Yermak held a meeting of the working group on the establishment of a special international tribunal for the crime of aggression against Ukraine
Head of the Presidential Office Andriy Yermak held a meeting of the working group on the issue of establishing a special international tribunal for the crime of aggression against Ukraine.
The meeting was attended by Deputy Heads of the Presidential Office Andriy Smyrnov and Andriy Sybiha, Ambassador-at-Large of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Anton Korynevych and other members of the working group.
The Head of the President's Office noted that most allied countries support Ukraine's initiative.
"Today, almost all of them say they are willing to participate in the creation of the tribunal. We are no longer discussing the likelihood of the idea itself, but the specific mechanisms of its creation," he emphasized.
Deputy Head of the President's Office Andriy Smyrnov emphasized that two of the three possible scenarios for the creation of the tribunal are acceptable to Ukraine.
In order to persuade partners to support the scenario of establishing the tribunal that Ukraine needs, Andriy Yermak said, it is necessary to prepare specific proposals that can be presented at international platforms.
To engage partner countries more effectively in the process of establishing a special tribunal, Andriy Yermak suggested holding informational briefings at the Presidential Office for representatives of states that support Ukraine's initiative.
Andriy Smyrnov noted that at the end of January, a meeting of the Core Group was held in Prague (Czech Republic), where representatives of more than 20 countries discussed further steps towards the creation of a special tribunal.
According to him, Eurojust is also working on holding an international summit on responsibility for the crime of aggression in Ukraine, which should serve as a basis for systematizing evidence in order to formulate charges of the crime of aggression.
In addition, work is underway to establish the International Center for the Prosecution of the Crime of Aggression in Ukraine.