Lithuania’s Foreign Minister Landsbergis: “The issuance of an arrest warrant for Vladimir Putin by the International Criminal Court is not only a legal but also a moral step forward”
Today, on 20 March, the EU’s Foreign Affairs Council is taking place in Brussels, Belgium.
“We have always asked for a Special Tribunal to prosecute the crime of aggression. Thus, we welcome the issuance of an arrest warrant for Vladimir Putin by the International Criminal Court. We seek to go all the way to reach out also those who are politically responsible for the crimes committed in Ukraine,” the head of Lithuania’s diplomacy said ahead of the Council meeting.
The Foreign Minister also noted that the EU’s deal on the joint procurement of ammunition sent a significant political signal for Ukraine and the arms industry.
The head of Lithuania’s diplomacy also called on the international community to sanction Rosatom.
Arrival and doorstep by Gabrielius Landsbergis, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, in English: https://newsroom.consilium.europa.eu/events/20230320-foreign-affairs-council-march-2023/139276-arrival-and-doorstep-lt-landsbergis-20230320
EU foreign ministers will exchange views on the situation in Ukraine, Russia’s accountability for war crimes and crimes against humanity, the extension of the Black Sea Grain Initiative, and cooperation with third countries on the global consequences of the Russian aggression.
Ministers will also discuss prospects for cooperation with Tunisia, the challenges of migration and possible assistance to Tunisia.
Photos by: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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