Opinion of the International Court of Justice on the situation in Ukraine, issued on November 14, will be the basis to start the trial against the leadership of the Russian Federation, according to a Russian political scientist and publicist Andrei Piontkovsky. He explained that it is important to pay attention to the interpretation of the situation by the tribunal, which confirms that Russia has annexed the peninsula and commits war crimes on its territory, as well as on the territory of Donbas.
“This Opinion provides a possibility to prosecute the leaders of the Russian Federation on charges of war crimes and aggression. Moscow intended to present situation in Crimea and Donbas as an internal conflict in Ukraine, outrage of desperate miners and the tractor drivers and its brutal suppression by the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Now, the legal interpretation confirms the fact of hostilities between the two countries. And it is absolutely clear who is the aggressor and whose armed forces entered the territory of another country.”
Earlier, the official website of the International Criminal Court in The Hague posted report, which confirmed that Russia has occupied Crimea, carried out the illegal "referendum" and employs repression against dissents and activists.