In October, Ukraine will present a draft resolution on the payment of reparations by Russia for the war it unleashed against Ukraine at a meeting of the UN General Assembly, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.
“Already now, in October, we invite everyone who values international law to support a fundamental resolution at the UN General Assembly meeting. A resolution that will confirm Russia’s international legal obligation to pay reparations for this war and recognize the need for a compensation mechanism through which such an obligation can be implemented,” the Head of State said in his speech at the “Night of Law” event initiated by the Chairman of the Constitutional Council of France Laurent Fabius.
“The aggressor must fully pay for the cruelty and destruction unleashed by it. And although in the case of Russia it is not easy, it is quite real. The relevant order of legal steps is clear. We can present it to all interested parties,” he added.
Zelenskyy also once again called for the creation of a Special Tribunal to investigate the crime of Russian aggression against Ukraine.
Last month, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Oleksiy Danilov said that Ukraine has no objection to negotiations with Russia on compensation and payment of contributions and reparations for the destruction caused by the war.
In early September, in an interview with Deutsche Welle, Justice Minister Denys Malyuska said that Ukraine wants to receive at least $300 billion from Russia as compensation for losses from the war. Although the losses, according to him, are much higher, the amount of $300 billion corresponds to the international assets of the Central Bank of Russia frozen under sanctions.