Estonia decided to join the lawsuit of Ukraine against Russia, filed at the International Court of Justice on charges of genocide.
About this, as writes “European truth”, reports Postimees.
Estonia decided to take advantage of Article 63 of the Genocide Convention and join the suit.
“Estonia, together with other parties to the convention on the prevention of the crime of genocide, wishes to intervene in the dispute between Ukraine and Russia, since Russia’s aggression, under the pretext of preventing and punishing the crime of genocide, has seriously jeopardized the concept of such a terrible crime as genocide. The Court must assess the actions of Russia and the her false accusations,” Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu said.
Ukraine applied to the International Court of Justice on February 26 because Russia justified the invasion of Ukraine, which began on February 24, by the need to prevent and punish Ukraine for the alleged genocide in the Lugansk and Donetsk regions.
Reinsalu said that it was a far-fetched pretext for recognizing the Lugansk and Donetsk regions as independent states. “Russia had no right to invade Ukraine, just as Russia’s accusation of genocide against Ukraine has no grounds,” the minister stressed.
Earlier it was reported that Ireland and Finland decided to join the lawsuit of Ukraine against Russia.