Ukraine to initiate U.N. resolutions on the Peace Formula and Russia’s accountability

January 13,2023 633
Ukraine to initiate U.N. resolutions on the Peace Formula and Russia’s accountability

This year, Ukraine will push for the adoption of two resolutions of the U.N. General Assembly – on the implementation of the Peace Formula and on holding Russia accountable for the war it waged against Ukraine, stated Emine Dzhaparova, the first deputy foreign minister of Ukraine, according to Ukrinform.

“We’ll focus our diplomatic efforts this year on two major resolutions. Step number one in February will be the Peace Formula. And the second step will be Russia’s accountability,” she told reporters at the U.N. Headquarters in New York.

She said a General Assembly emergency special session can be convened to approve the resolution on the Peace Formula proposed by President Volodymyr Zelensky at the 2022 G20 Bali summit, whereas the one on accountability will be considered later this year.

The text of the resolution on the Peace Formula – very clear and in compliance with the U.N. Charter, according to Dzhaparova – will be agreed upon with a group of Ukraine’s partners. “The idea actually is to fix the very notion of the Peace Formula, its items, its vision and its philosophy. So, we hope that it will be considered in late February on the occasion of the full-scale invasion’s first anniversary,” she explained.

“We are committed to any peace talks that would lead us to the one result – our territorial integrity and peace for our people,” Dzhaparova said, adding that Ukraine is not going to bargain its land, and any peace negotiations are only possible after the Russian army is withdrawn from Ukraine.

She noted that the International Criminal Court has already been investigating Russia’s war crimes and crimes against humanity, as well as the crime of genocide in Ukraine. “But when it comes to the crime of aggression, we believe a special tribunal should be set up, and a special international mechanism put in motion, to bring Russia’s political leadership to account. We are currently working on the text of the resolution,” said Dzhaparova.

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