Yelchenko: Ukraine plans to highlight situation in Avdiivka at International Court of Justice

The Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations, Volodymyr Yelchenko, stated that, when submitting evidence to the International Court of Justice, Kyiv plans on highlighting the situation in Avdiivka as evidence of Russia's violation of international law, Krym.Realii reported.

“This is the first but important step in bringing Russia to justice for its violation of the UN Charter and international law,” Yelchenko stated.

Despite calls for a ceasefire and the withdrawal of heavy weapons from the front, the conflict in Avdiivka continues to rage.

16,000 residents including 2,000 children have been left without water, electricity, and heating.

“Just imagine, 2,000 children at 18 degrees below zero. The Ukrainian emergency services are ready to evacuate people from Avdiivka. Numerous attempts of the Ukrainian emergency services to repair the damaged infrastructure have been blocked,” Yelchenko said.

Yelchenko also showed Russia's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, a photo of a Ukrainian servicemen, Andriy Kyzyl, who was killed during the fighting.

During his speech at the UN Security Council, Churkin accused Ukraine of escalating the situation in the Donbas.  

  Ukraine, Russia, International Court of Justice, Avdiivka