The decision of the International Court of Justice, which ordered Russia to stop the military invasion of Ukraine, will not significantly change the position of the aggressor, but this is another argument for the world community to increase pressure on Russia in order to bring its behavior in line with international law, First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Emine Dzhaparova said.
"The aggressor will not significantly change this position, of course. However, civilized states have received a very powerful legal signal from the most authoritative judicial body that Russian aggression is illegal and unjustified. This is then embedded in the political position of all other countries. This is a very important intermediate decision for us. This is another argument for the world community to increase pressure on Russia in order to bring its behavior to the norms of international law, what is called a ruled based order," Dzhaparova said at a briefing at the Ukrainian Media Center on Saturday.
She said also that Ukrainian diplomacy and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine will fight resolutely to the last for the Ukrainian position.
"We will legally prove that the current Kremlin regime is a regime of war criminals and, without exaggeration, barbarians and cannibals. We also believe that every guilty person should be held accountable," Dzhaparova said.