Romania has joined the case of Ukraine's lawsuit against Russia in the International Court of Justice, where Ukraine disputes Russia's use of allegations of genocide against it as a reason to invade.
Romanian Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu announced.
"I am pleased to announce that, as decided by the country's top leadership, Romania will enter the case before the International Court of Justice on the charges of genocide under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Ukraine v. Russia). This is evidence of Romania's firm belief in the values of international law and justice, in particular the International Court of Justice, and the need to comply with them, which is vital for the preservation of global peace and security," Aurescu said.
As Andriy Pasechnyk, head of the International Disputes Division of the International Law Department of the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, notes, Romania's entry into the case reinforces Ukraine's position.
"This is important because it proves that not only Ukraine considers Russia's accusation of genocide of the mythical "people of Donbas" as groundless and, consequently, the alleged "special operation" as unfounded by any norms of law. No, this is undisguised and unprovoked aggression, and Russia should be held responsible for it," he said.