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Ukraine drags Russia to International Court of Justice over invasion



Ukraine’s government has dragged Russia to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for manipulating the notion of genocide to justify aggression.

This was disclosed by the nation’s president, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, in a post on Twitter.

According to the president; “Ukraine has submitted its application against Russia to the ICJ. Russia must be held accountable for manipulating the notion of genocide to justify aggression.

“We request an urgent decision ordering Russia to cease military activity now and expect trials to start next week”.

Also posting the development in Ukrainian, he said (screenshot below);

This according Google translates; “Ukraine has officially filed a lawsuit against Russia in the UN International Court of Justice in The Hague. We demand that Russia be held accountable for distorting the concept of genocide to justify aggression. We ask the court to immediately order Russia to cease hostilities and schedule a hearing next week”.

Russian forces had fired missiles at several cities in Ukraine and landed troops on its coast, officials and media said, after President Vladimir Putin authorised what he called a special military operation in the east.

The Ukrainian armed forces on Friday said they had inflicted heavy losses on Russia.

The Defence Ministry said 2,800 Russian soldiers had been lost.

It was unclear whether the soldiers were killed, wounded or captured.

The ministry also estimated that up to 80 tanks, more than 500 other military vehicles, 10 aircraft and seven helicopters had been destroyed.

The toll on soldiers and civilians was impossible to confirm and the sides gave conflicting information.

Russia claims it has not suffered any significant losses.

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