Ukraine files lawsuit against Russia

Kyiv: Ukraine filed a lawsuit against Russia in the International Court of Justice, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Sunday.

“Ukraine has submitted its application against Russia to the ICJ. Russia must be held accountable for manipulating the notion of genocide to justify aggression,” Zelensky said.

“We request an urgent decision ordering Russia to cease military activity now and expect trials to start next week,” he added.

On Feb 24, Russian forces launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine killing over 200 civilians till date.

Multiple Ukrainian cities and villages were being shelled, attacked with missiles, helicopters, tanks and ships, while ground forces invading, as capital Kyiv, and second largest Kharkiv try repelling imminent siege. (UNI)

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