The United States continues to participate in international discussions and review the possibility of implementing the Ukrainian initiative to establish a special international tribunal to punish Russia for the crime of aggression against Ukraine, Ukrinform reports.

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“On the [Russian] aggression tribunal idea, there are a number of proposals that are floating around as to how this tribunal might be created. One of them would be by way of a bilateral treaty between the United Nations and Ukraine that would be blessed by the General Assembly,” U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Criminal Justice Beth Van Schaack told a briefing Monday.

The Ambassador added that the Security Council was foreclosed in this regard because Russia would exercise its veto, which it is entitled to as a permanent member of the Security Council. Therefore, the Ukrainian side is looking for other potential modalities, including through the UN General Assembly.