06 February 2023,   01:09
Over 40 countries support Ukraine’s case against Russia at ICJ, call for end to war

The European Union has said that more than 40 countries have supported Ukraine’s application before the International Court of Justice against Russia.

The countries have emphasized the importance of proceedings against Russia and called on Moscow to immediately end the military offensive in Ukraine. The nations have recalled the order issued by the court on March 16 that called for Moscow to end the war in Ukraine.

“We reiterate the importance of these proceedings and urge, again, Russia to immediately suspend its military operations in Ukraine, as ordered by the Court in its Order on Provisional Measures of 16 March 2022”, - the nations said in a statement.

In the statement released by the EU, the 40 nations have affirmed support for Ukraine’s application against Russia before the International Court of Justice under the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.

The nations who have supported Ukraine’s application include the UK, Canada, US, Germany, France, Greece, Australia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Albania, North Macedonia, Norway, Andorra, Poland, Sweden, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Malta, Marshall Islands, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Palau, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain.