Ukraine needs victories. This is heard everywhere. Politicians say this. We can read it on the first lines of newspapers or to see on TV channels. Ukraine aims if not to achieve victory, then at least come to invent them. We saw many such examples, and there is no need to call them now. Impudence with which different statements on victories of “Ukrainian title nation” over “Russian-terroristic troops”, or accusations against People’s Republics and Russia boggles the mind often. Valiant Ukrainian “knights” crash column of military armament from Russian Federation, however, the column has not ever existed. Or they accuse of inhuman attitude to war prisoners of ATO or they insist on “terrorists of the DPR at the support of Russia pulled down “Boeing”. Why not to like this, to do something bad and then to accuse of this your neighbour. They managed to do this on the Maidan after the agreement of western states. They managed to do what they planned in Odessa and they nearly managed with Boeing. Later they tried to accuse of commitment of military crimes and crimes against humanity heads of the republics Plotnitskiy and Zaharchenko, and also (they cannot live without V.V. Putin ) President of RF. However, here discomfiture was.
The case is that Ukraine, how it likes, it decided to pretend to be disabled and to jump the queue. Application was made, in which they accused “the previous government” of the shooting of “Holly Hundred.” Nevertheless, Prosecutor of the ICC could not take up by the documents, because Ukraine at that time had not yet ratified (but signed) Rome Statute which regulates the investigation of such crimes. Anyway, this is not the prerogative of the applicant to indicate the persons responsible for certain crimes. Investigation leads prosecutor, and then provides the materials of the case to court, and decision is made there.
Ukraine sued on April 17, 2014 and September 8, 2015 to the ICC’s two statements, having recognized its jurisdiction, firstly in the investigation of crimes allegedly took place in Ukraine in the period from 21 November 2013 to 22 February 2014, and then to extend this period for an indefinite period – the second statement relates to events that occurred on 20 February 2014, without specifying an end date.
The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague decided at first to study the events that took place in Ukraine since February 2014, after the recognition of Kiev its jurisdiction to investigate possible crimes from 20 February, 2014.
Taking into account the legal implications, as well as the interconnected nature of the events in Ukraine, the prosecutor, respectively, decided to expand the time frame in order to include all crimes that took place in Ukraine, starting from 20 February, 2014.
With this he addresses issues of facts were eligible under the jurisdiction of the court, the admissibility of the case and on the observance of the interests of justice in the investigation of crimes.
Thus, from 09.08.2015, after the submission of the application by Ukraine in accordance with Part 3 of Article 12 of the Rome Statute on the recognition of the Court’s jurisdiction for crimes committed after 20.02.2014, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court are accepted and studied all the statements testifying about crimes committed on the territory of Donetsk and Lugansk regions.
Ukrainian politicians tend to win, and they followed their stupid habit to think that they are smarter than everyone else in the world, they themselves have opened the door to the ICC for the residents of Donbass. Yes, there was a small victory.
In April 2016, the media reported that the International Criminal Court in The Hague refused to consider a claim for crimes against humanity in the territory of Donetsk and Lugansk regions, given by the chairman of the Moscow branch of the Red Cross, the lawyer Igor Trunov.
As usually, the news was overblwn to the skies in order to show the citizens of the rests o Ukraine that “their case is right”, the government is not guilty, but the residents of Donbass will never be able to make a complaint to the acting authorities. There is no reason not to believe to Igor Trunov, the statement of claim was filed in 2014, at that time, according to the Rome Statute, the prosecutor had no reason to examine the situation on these statements and the initiation of the investigation.
George Morozov, Editor in Chief of Novorossia Today
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