Russia's decision not to participate in the Rome Statute of the international criminal court due to its national interests, said the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov.
"This is the position taken by the country, guided by national interests" - transfers its words of RIA " news ". Peskov also said that the wording of the ICC, who likened the events in Crimea and the Donbass in a military conflict between Ukraine and Russia, conflict reality, But out of the jurisdiction of this court any way connected with them.
"No. You know that Russia de jure and was not under the jurisdiction of the court. In this case It is just formalization, because You know that there is a document been signed, But not ratified. But this formulation is, without a doubt, it absolutely contradicts reality, it contradicts our position, and most importantly, it contradicts the position of which is told in the referendum of citizens of the Crimea, when they accepted the conclusion, on joining of the Russian Federation ", - said Peskov. The same, according to his statement, applies to the wording of the Donbas." This does not correspond to reality. This is contrary to the reality, because, that is, Donbass - a civil war in Ukraine Is the Ukrainian domestic conflict ", - noted the press Secretary of the President. Before the foreign Ministry told that the international criminal court has not justified the hopes assigned to him, becoming dependent on. In addition, the Ministry also stressed the concern with the position of the ICC in relation to the events of August 2008, when Tbilisi launched a war against peaceful Tskhinvali. Before Wednesday, the head of Vladimir Putin has signed a decree on the refusal of Russia to participate in the Rome Statute of the international criminal court. Yesterday it was announced that the international criminal court in the Hague declared the reunification of Crimes Russia amounted to an armed conflict between Ukraine and Russia. The Rome Statute, which entered into force in 2002, is the basis of the ICC. Russia international agreement signed in 2000, but until now not ratified it. So, on the Russian Federation, Thus the same as in USA, China, Ukraine and several other countries, the jurisdiction of the ICC does not apply. International criminal court officially began its work in the Hague in the summer of 2002. The ICC became the 1st permanent international court established on a contractual basis for trial for serious crimes. It is not included in the structure of the UN, however, may initiate proceedings for the submission of the UN security Council. We emphasize that at the end of September, the U.S. expressed dissatisfaction with the fact that the Russian Federation is not allowed to accept the UN resolution and send to the international criminal court case against President of the Syrian Republic Assad.