The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine informs about the absence of any grounds for use by the Russian Federation of its jurisdiction within Ukraine.
international law and domestic law allow the Investigating Committee (IC) of Russia to investigate criminal cases involving military lawlessness in the South-East of Ukraine, to the report submitted Thursday to the head of Department Alexander Bastrykin. As reported to the Minister, the result of a detailed Question of jurisdiction of the Russian Federation concerning the investigation of these acts. Determined that the rules of international humanitarian law give every reason for Russia to exercise its universal jurisdiction in the investigation of this category of cases.
"Statements of the Investigative Department of the Russian Federation once again cause outrage in Ukraine - they have nothing to do with international law or with reality or common sense. There are no grounds for use by the Russian Federation of its jurisdiction within Ukraine, in addition to the investigation of the lawlessness of aggression carried out by Russia against our country ", - reported in the explanations of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine on Thursday evening.
the Ministry believes that participants in this investigation has the opportunity to be only the highest political and military leadership of Russia and that the Russian leadership is responsible for numerous casualties among civilians, the destruction, the suffering of millions of Ukrainians in the Donbass.
Under international humanitarian law, countries are obliged to find and attract to justice those responsible for gross violations of the Geneva conventions of 1949 and Additional protocols I and II thereto of 1977 or in any other way responsible for war iniquities, and to prosecute such persons or extradite them for trial in another state.
The Ukrainian authorities in April last year began military action against the self-proclaimed LNR and DND. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict began more than 6, 8 thousand people. The settlement of the situation in the Donbass is discussed, as well as among them, during meetings in Minsk contact group, which since September of last year already took 3 of the document governing the steps to de-escalate the conflict.