Russian President Vladimir Putin’s trial earlier than the Worldwide Felony Court docket (ICC) is “a chance”, French International Minister Catherine Colonna mentioned Thursday on the eve of the primary anniversary of Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.
“We’re working with the ICC and all the worldwide group in order that there is no such thing as a impunity for the authors and people chargeable for the battle,” Colonna instructed French day by day Le Parisien.
Colonna identified that the ICC may observe the chain of accountability again “as much as the best stage” and had already indicted heads of state.
“I am unable to predict that would be the case for Vladimir Putin, however it’s a chance if the details and duties are established,” she mentioned.
France is making ready to ship a second cell DNA evaluation laboratory to Ukraine to gather proof for future trials for battle crimes, a French diplomatic supply instructed journalists.
European Fee President Ursula von der Leyen has proposed the institution of a UN-backed particular courtroom to place Russia’s prime officers on trial over the battle.
“The Worldwide Felony Court docket is investigating and can observe the legislation,” Colonna continued.
After one 12 months of battle in Ukraine, the French minister believes Moscow is “struggling a strategic, political and I’d add, ethical defeat.
“Russia has remoted itself.”
Colonna added it was essential to maintain the road of communication with Putin open “each time it’s helpful and vital” as within the case of permitting worldwide management over the Zaporizhzhia nuclear energy plant in southeastern Ukraine.