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Ukraine is preparing seven more security agreements with partners
President Volodymyr Zelensk* said this in his evening
video address, Ukrinform reports with reference to the president's press service.
[EN transcript]
Today is a day dedicated to our international work—to the results that Ukraine needs in May and June. We are preparing seven new security documents for our country—bilateral security agreements, including a security agreement with the United States... Weapons, finance, political cooperation [...] The second issue is the European orientation. [...]
And, of course, the Global Peace Summit, the first of its kind, which can launch a real movement towards just peace. [...] And one more thing for this day. I have made several personnel changes in the Security Service of Ukraine. ...

Security Agreements
UK Foreign Secretary D. Cameron "kicked off" negotiation with Ukraine PM Denys Schmyal on a "100 Year Partnership" that will build enduring links between our two countries across the spectrum of trade, "security and defense" cooperation, science and tech[nology], education, culture, and much more." He also pledged GBP 36 million for Ukraine's capital improvements and unspecified emergency services.

Global Peace Summit
During another "United News" telethon presidential office head Andriy Yermak, emphasized again that Russia will not participate in the Global Peace Summit; "It is important for Ukraine that as many countries as possible attend the Global Peace Summit," to restore and respect principles of international law. He exhorted Ukraine's diplomatic corps to encourage participation by Chinese representatives who had declined invitations to previous NSA "work groups".

Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said, Ukraine unites world to make aggressor realise that there is no alternative to Peace Formula to consolidate international financial assistance for Ukraine's reconstruction. The Conference on the Restoration of Ukraine in Berlin (11-12June), G7 Leaders' Summit (13-15 June), and the Global Peace Summit (15-16 June) are dedicated to this mission.

Political and Legal Co-operation
In a draft agreement CoE's Committee of Ministers took another step toward setting up Special Tribunal [30.04.24] with Ukraine to establish a Special Tribunal for the Russian crime of aggression. They assert that the ICC has no jurisdictional authority (Part 1) to try crimes of aggression, because the RF is not party to the Rome Statute. However, neither disputes ICC authority to arrest RF officials suspected of illegal deportation of Ukranian children.

The organzing principles, or "characteristics," of the Special established by COE and Ukraine Tribunal will not imitate either the ICC or UNSC Art. 41 tribunals.

It is worth noting that representatives of 141 countries voted for the UN General Assembly resolution a year ago, which supported the Formula of Peace [?] of President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensk*.
"Firstly," said Denys Maslov, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Legal Policy, the previous tribunals were established only after the defeat of the aggressor country and the detention of its leadership. Moreover, Nuremberg and Tokyo military tribunals were established before the International Criminal Court [ICC], whose prosecutor customarily investigates,  indicts, and tries UN Convention war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide, and aggression codified in the Rome Statute Part 2. Maslov recommends creation of a duplicate repository, the International Center for the Prosecution of Crimes of Aggression Against Ukraine, for collections of evidence with which the ICC might not be privy.
by Cat on Sun May 5th, 2024 at 03:27:08 PM EST
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