Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zharova said in a statement on the ministry’s website that the United Nations International Court of Justice has no jurisdiction over the actions taken by Ukraine against Russia.
“By bringing a case to the International Court of Justice under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, it is clear that Ukraine has abused its jurisdiction. The Court has no jurisdiction in this particular case and we abide by this objective fact,” wrote Zharova, the Court of Justice ruled on interim measures In a new lawsuit brought by Ukraine against Russia.
“It has put unprecedented pressure on the court, which is totally unacceptable and illegal interference in its politicization work,” a Kyiv spokesman said.
“Russia respects the authority of the International Court of Justice and condemns such attempts. We would like to recall that the special military operation in Ukraine is carried out under the right of self-defense under Article 51 of the UN Charter and not under the Convention against Genocide.
Regarding the (last) agreement, Kyiv has just been accused of violating it and in this context the court has ordered Ukraine to refrain from escalating the situation. ”
The United Nations International Court of Justice in The Hague on Wednesday called on Russia to “immediately suspend the military operation in Ukraine” as part of the interim measures that followed the Ukrainian action.
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