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Ukraine expects UN General Assembly to adopt resolution calling to punish Russia for crime of aggression – Yermak

KYIV. April 1 (Interfax-Ukraine) – At the initiative of the President’s Office of Ukraine on March 31 – the day of the liberation of Bucha – the “Ukraine. Crucifixion. Tribunal” international exhibition opened in New York, 100 meters from the United Nations.

“The exhibition is dedicated to the crimes of the Russian Federation in Ukraine and is presented on the eve of the UN’s consideration of the creation of an International Tribunal that will punish Russia for crimes of aggression,” according to the presidential website.

Yermak said that Ukraine expects the UN General Assembly to adopt a resolution calling for Russia to be punished for the crime of aggression.

“On behalf of my fellow countrymen who are suffering, I urge all of you to support this resolution. And I ask you to do everything possible to bring the terrorist state to justice for its crimes,” he said.

He said that as of late March, 90,000 war crimes had been recorded in Ukraine.

Yermak recalled that in March 2022, the Office of the President of Ukraine launched a campaign to create the tribunal.

“For three months, we received the support of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and the European Parliament. Since then, national parliaments across Europe have adopted dozens of decisions in support of this initiative. The group of 33 states, which is developing the operating model of the tribunal, has already held its second meeting. The interim prosecutor’s office in The Hague is about to start gathering evidence of the Russian crime of aggression. And finally, what is very important, the UN General Assembly would adopt a resolution calling to punish Russia for the crime of aggression,” the head of the President’s Office said.

The exhibition is organized by the National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War with the support of the Office of the President of Ukraine.

On an area of about 2,000 square meters, more than 1,000 exhibits collected during field expeditions to the recently de-occupied territories where the Russian Federation terrorized the civilian population are presented.