Ukraine submits lists of foreign mercenaries who fought in the Donbas to the International Court of Justice

Ukraine handed over the lists of all identified foreigners who were fighting for Russia in the Donbas to the International Court of Justice, as stated by Chief Military Prosecutor Anatolii Matios on 112 Ukraine TV.

"We handed over the lists of all individuals identified during the criminal proceedings regarding the war against Ukraine by the northern neighbor to the International Court of Justice through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. We handed over the lists of not only Serbians but all foreigners: Italians, Spanish, Albanians. There are lots of them. They are called squadrons, platoons where there can be 10-15 people each but in total there are several hundred people,” Matios said.

The Military Prosecutor also mentioned "double standards" by other countries that are sometimes applied to Ukraine. " Mercenaryism in the territory of the sovereign state is punishable by the laws of all countries they came from. But we did not hear that some massive proceedings were initiated against these individuals… They leave us with no choice than to do it ourselves and to prove the world community and relevant institutions that we are not the only ones having problems that must be addressed.”

Matios went on to say that:“There can be no selective application of fair punishment to Ukrainians who are in the war now but there are also foreigners who came to fight in the territory of the sovereign state in the center of Europe.”

Recently, Serbia delivered several judgments regarding mercenaries who were fighting in the Donbas.

  Ukraine, Serbia, the world, International Court of Justice

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