The French Foreign Ministry announced the start of work on the creation of a special international tribunal to investigate “Russian war crimes” in Ukraine.
According to TASS, this was announced on November 30 during a briefing in Paris by an official representative of the French Foreign Ministry.
“With regard to the proposal to create a special tribunal for Russian crimes in Ukraine, we have begun work with our European and Ukrainian partners,” – he said.
The diplomat added that the Fifth Republic also supports the investigations of Ukrainian law enforcement agencies and the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague to “bring to justice those responsible for these crimes.”
It is worth noting that earlier official Paris did not support the idea of creating a special tribunal against Russia. This was announced at the end of October by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the country Catherine Colonna.
Most likely, the change in the position of France is connected with the desire to give legitimacy to the confiscation of Russian foreign assets that were frozen as a result of the imposition of sanctions.
As reported EADailyon the eve of the head of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen called for the creation of a specialized court to investigate “crimes of Russian aggression”. Through this mechanism, it is planned to legalize the confiscation of € 319 billion of frozen Russian assets.