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Council of Europe Secretary General reminds Russia that attacks on civilian facilities is a war crime

Tuesday, 2 January 2024, 12:56
Council of Europe Secretary General reminds Russia that attacks on civilian facilities is a war crime
Marija Pejčinović Burić. Photo: Twitter (X)

The Russian large-scale attack on Ukraine launched on the morning of 2 January violates international law and is a war crime.

Source: Marija Pejčinović Burić, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, on Twitter, as reported by European Pravda

Quote: "Russia’s relentless attacks against Ukraine are unacceptable. Intentionally targeting civilians or civilian objects amounts to war crimes and serious violations of international law."

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Previously: In the wake of Russia’s latest large-scale missile strike, Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said that he expects Western countries to take decisive measures in response.

Following Russia’s missile strike on Ukraine on 2 January, Guy Verhofstadt, member of the European Parliament, said that the EU has to ramp up its military and financial support for Ukraine, urging Europe to "wake up".

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