Commenting on the initiative to create an independent tribunal to “hold Russians accountable” for actions in Ukraine, the Press Secretary of the Russian President, Dmitry Peskov, recommended the head of European diplomacy, Josep Borrel, to pay attention to the crimes of the Kiev regime in Donbass, committed since 2014, and only then start talks about holding a tribunal over war criminals.
“In general, we would like to recommend European diplomats to pay attention to the crimes of the Ukrainian regime starting in 2014, which can and should become a reason for the very tribunal that the Europeans are talking about,” Peskov stressed.
The Kremlin spokesman pointed that “Mr. Borrel has never said anything about this, and the fate of innocent civilians and children killed has never interested Mr. Borrel.”
In general, according to Peskov, the EU representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy “does not have the proper authority as the head of European diplomacy in connection with his completely impermissible statements that took place,” so his statements are “treated accordingly from now on.”