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Ukraine lodges case against Russia at world court

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Ukraine lodges case against Russia at world court

STOP PUTIN. Members of the Russian community demonstrate against Russia, after it launched a massive military operation against Ukraine, in Los Angeles, California on February 24, 2022.

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'Russia must be held accountable for manipulating the notion of genocide to justify aggression,' Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy says

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands – Ukraine has filed a suit against Russia at the highest United Nations court in The Hague for disputes between states, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Sunday, February 27.

It was unclear on precisely what grounds the case was being brought to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). A court official could not immediately be reached for comment.

“Ukraine has submitted its application against Russia to the ICJ,” Zelensky said on Twitter. “Russia must be held accountable for manipulating the notion of genocide to justify aggression. We request an urgent decision ordering Russia to cease military activity now.”

The court does not have automatic jurisdiction in cases involving the two nations and Kyiv would have to base its claim on a UN treaty in order to give the court authority to hear the matter. – Rappler.com