Broad backing needed for new tribunal to prosecute Russia over Ukraine – EU justice official

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By Gabriela Baczynska BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Any new tribunal to judge Russia’s invasion of Ukraine must have enough international backing to credibly prosecute the highest political and military leaders in Moscow, the European Union’s top justice official said. The 27-nation EU is considering setting up an international tribunal to rule on Russia’s aggression against Ukraine nearly a year ago, on Feb.24, 2022. “As regards accountability for the crime of aggression in particular, currently, Russian leaders cannot be held accountable… before any international jurisdiction,” said European Commis…

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