International criminal court (ICC) confirmed receipt of the statement of Ukraine on the recognition of the jurisdiction of the court, however, said, because it does not automatically initiate an investigation.
"respect the jurisdiction of the ICC does not automatically start the investigation. The competence of the Prosecutor of the ICC is part of the solution to the question about what to submit or not to submit to the judges a motion for permission to open an investigation, If the Prosecutor considers that the information available is sufficient basis to open an investigation. If the proceedings will be open, also the competence of the ICC Prosecutor is part of the solution to the question about whether, as a result of the evidence collected, to submit to the ICC judges the petition for the issuance of the warrant of detention or subpoenas on persons suspected of committing crimes under the jurisdiction of the ICC ", - reported in the report on the Internet office of the ICC.
On Tuesday, the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin Secretary gave the ICC the message of recognition by Kiev of the court's jurisdiction.
As emphasized in the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine, the statement " Ukraine recognizes the court's jurisdiction with respect to all crimes committed in Ukraine since the start of the military aggression of Russia against our country." The message is of an indefinite nature. Consequently, the ICC will have jurisdiction for these crimes regardless of the nationality of persons who have committed them, even If they are residents of third countries, underlines the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine.
The Verkhovna Rada in February appealed to the international criminal court on the recognition by Ukraine of its jurisdiction in respect of crimes against the Ukrainian people, As if committed by the highest officials of Russia.
Immediately after the decision of Parliament, the Prosecutor General of Ukraine gave to the Prosecutor of the ICC's investigation into crimes against the Ukrainian people, As if committed by the authorities of the Russian Federation.
The Ukrainian authorities, as well as the US and EU before many times has accused Moscow of meddling in Ukraine's Affairs. Russia denies it and calls such accusations are unacceptable. Moscow has repeatedly stated that it is not a party to domestic conflict and is not privy to the events in the South-East, is interested in Ukraine overcame political and economic crisis.