Estonian Prime Minister: International tribunal on Russia should include punishment for its leaders
Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas said that the format of an international tribunal for Russia should include punishment for the leaders of the terrorist state. It is the leaders who must be held accountable, as they made the decision to start the war in Ukraine.
The Estonian Prime Minister said this during a joint press briefing with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Kaja Kallas stressed that Putin, Lavrov and other key players in the Russian Federation should not be allowed to avoid responsibility for all war crimes committed on the territory of Ukraine.
"We support an international tribunal to investigate the crime of aggression. War crimes can be considered by the International Criminal Court and courts in Ukraine because they were committed here. As for the crime of aggression, it is a crime of leaders. I am a lawyer by training and I can say that any hybrid tribunal will allow Putin, Lavrov and others to avoid responsibility. The crime of aggression is a crime committed by leaders, and it is they who need to be brought to justice," Kallas said.
According to the Prime Minister, the International Criminal Court's arrest warrant for Putin for deporting children should not be considered a victory. The international tribunal must be held in a clear enough format and convict all key figures in Russia who made the decision to attack Ukraine, because impunity will continue to generate new atrocities.
Kallas also stressed that Estonia will remain on the side of Ukraine and will continue to support our country militarily, economically and politically until Ukraine wins.
Earlier, Volodymyr Zelenskyy spoke about the content of the negotiations with the Prime Minister of Estonia. The politicians have reached mutual decisions on key issues that are important for our sovereignty and security: victory at the front and NATO membership.
Only verified information is available in our Obozrevatel Telegram channel and Viber. Do not fall for fakes!