Head of the Department of law of the Moscow state University Suren Avakian, explaining Fins news initiative of the Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk to go to the Hague "to attract Russia to justice," said international criminal court (ICC) " who did not appeal, and there is no certainty that He will do it.
Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk first ordered the foreign Ministry to send a message to the Hague court (ICC), and the Prosecutor's office to begin the process of engaging Russia accountable for its aggression against Ukraine ".
"Let him speak. There is a good expression - the dog barks, the wind carries. Anything you can say, " said Avakian. According to his statement, " in this court who went and what did not asked ".
The lawyer noticed that " to seek and to accept the bid are two completely different things."
"He wants to go - Let the appeals, but will the court to do or not - let's wait and see," said Avakian. The lawyer said that the Russian Federation will decide whether it will respond ".
He explained that the Hague court, " no investigative function."" He considers the case on the merits. If the court accepts for review, at this stage, when the proper materials presented to him when he was pre-made and pre-checking, and He will deal with the so-called judicial investigation, that Is considering the case, to clarify some details, but It cannot itself be investigative authority, " said Avakian.
The Rome Statute, which entered into force in 2002, is the basis of the activities of the ICC. Ukraine and several other countries, the jurisdiction of the international justice does not apply. In April 2014, the government recommended the Parliament to ratify the statutes of the ICC (Rome Statute), which were signed in 2000, but until now has not been done.
The Ukrainian authorities, as well as the US and EU before many times 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 not privy to the events in the Southeast, is interested in Ukraine to overcome the political and economic crisis.
The Russian defense Ministry also reported many times that does not supply the militia military equipment, ammunition and other assistance. The application of Kyiv on this issue in the war Ministry called "absolute nonsense" that " defies criticism."