As Russian troops continue to invade Ukraine, President Volodymyr Zelensky has approached the International Court of Justice on Sunday.
The news: Ukraine filed a complaint with the International Court of Justice against Russia on Sunday, requesting that Russia be held accountable for its acts against Ukraine. Russia must be held accountable for “manipulating the notion of genocide to justify aggression,” according to President Volodymyr Zelensky.
What he said: “Ukraine has submitted its application against Russia to the ICJ. Russia must be held accountable for manipulating the notion of genocide to justify aggression. We request an urgent decision ordering Russia to cease military activity now and expect trials to start next week,” the president tweeted.
What’s going on: On the 4th day of Russia’s military operation on Ukraine, the clash between the Russian and Ukrainian soldiers are on as Russian troops invade Kharkiv, the second-largest city of Ukraine.
President Volodymyr Zelensky has turned down Russia’s offer for talks in Belarus accusing Belarus of complicity in Russia’s operation against Ukraine. Zelensky said he is also ready to talks but not in Belarus. Alternative places for talks could be Warsaw, Bratislava, Budapest, Istanbul, Baku, he said.