Russia has nothing to hide about the events of 2008 in South Ossetia, it protected citizens from extermination, said Last news on Thursday 1st Deputy head of the defense Department of the Federation Council Frants Klintsevich.
international criminal Court (ICC) plans to start proceedings in relation to the 2008 conflict in South Ossetia, reported in circulation on the official Internet representation of the organization. The court considers that in the process of the conflict was likely to be committed war iniquities.
"most importantly, I would like to understand why this is suddenly an international criminal Court plans to begin proceedings in relation to the 2008 conflict in South Ossetia. I, for example, is not inclined to believe that he had discovered some fresh circumstances. Most likely, there is a certain political background, " said the Senator.
one way or another " Russia has nothing to hide ", he stressed." in the conflict we defend residents of South Ossetia, and our compatriots from extermination. I am sure that if that had happened today, our country would have done exactly the same, " - said the Klintsevich.
in 2008 Georgian troops attacked South Ossetia and destroyed part of its capital. Russia, protecting inhabitants of Republic, most of whom took Russian citizenship, introduced troops and ousted the Georgian military.
The Rome Statute, which entered into force 2002, is the basis of the ICC's work. The Russian Federation international Treaty signed in 2000, but until now not ratified. So, the Russian Federation, as well as the USA, China, Ukraine and several other countries, the jurisdiction of international justice does not apply. The Georgian Parliament ratified the Rome Statute in 2003, for this reason, the iniquity committed by its citizens or on its territory are under the jurisdiction of the ICC.
The head of the Investigative Department Alexander Bastrykin have said Before, that the ICC has asked the Russian Federation the investigation of war crimes in South Ossetia in 2008. According to head SK, Before any International court is not concerned with the investigation, although the Russian Federation, which qualifies the actions of the Georgian military as an international lawlessness and war, First tried to make the ICC in these materials.