Finland has joined the so-called core group, which is working on the creation of a Special Tribunal for the crime of Russian aggression against Ukraine.
This was reported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland. "On February 2, 2023, Finland joined the group created to support Ukraine in ensuring Russia's responsibility for its crime of aggression," the agency noted, recalling that it currently includes 19 countries and the EU foreign policy service, in addition to Ukraine and Finland.
"Supporting and strengthening the rules-based world order is one of the priorities of Finland's foreign policy. Russia's invasion of Ukraine is a flagrant violation of the UN Charter... War crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide and the crime of aggression are the most serious international crimes affecting all the international community and pose a threat to global peace and security," the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.
The department noted that war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Ukraine are already being investigated on a large scale within the country, and around the world Finland supports both the investigation of the International Criminal Court and Ukrainian experts.
"(But) Russia's responsibility for the illegal invasion of Ukraine and its consequences will be incomplete if the crime of aggression is left out of focus. Finland wants to help Ukraine find the most effective ways to bring the perpetrators to justice," said Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto.
The communique also reminded that only persons who, by virtue of their position and position, exercise control and can direct the policy or military actions of a certain state can be guilty of the crime of aggression.