Presidents of 11 countries warn Russia that war crimes not subject to any statute of limitations

Presidents of 11 countries warn Russia that war crimes not subject to any statute of limitations

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Russia's bombardment of Ukrainian cities is a war crime that is not subject to any statute of limitations and falls under the jurisdiction of international courts.

The presidents of 11 countries in Central and Eastern Europe said this in a joint statement, Ukrinform reports, citing the Polish presidential administration.

"We, the Presidents of Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania and Slovakia condemn the mass bombardments of Ukrainian cities recently carried out by Russia, which constitute war crimes under international law," the statement reads.

They recalled that war crimes and crimes against humanity are not subject to any statute of limitations and are covered by the jurisdiction of courts all over the world.

"On behalf of our states we demand that Russia immediately stop attacking civilian targets. We will not cease our efforts to bring to court persons responsible of today's crimes," the presidents said.

They emphasized that they "find any threats by Russian representatives to use nuclear weapons unacceptable."

In this context, they reaffirmed their commitment to protecting their countries and allies.

Early on October 10, Russia launched multiple missile strikes on Kyiv, Khmelnytskyi, Lviv, Zhytomyr, Dnipro and other cities. In total, 84 rockets were fired across Ukraine. Forty-three of them were shot down.

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