A senior Russian MP has suggested the Commonwealth of Independent States set up its own Court of Human Rights to investigate the events that led the current Kiev regime taking power and the actions of pro-Maidan radicals against federalization supporters.
MP Leonid Slutskiy of the Liberal-Democratic party caucus said he supported other Russian lawmakers in their intent to present a lawsuit against the Ukrainian authorities to the International Criminal Court in the Hague, but added that the CIS – the Russia-led economic and political bloc uniting many of the former Soviet republics – could set up a criminal court of its own in order to judge on everything that took place in Ukraine from February this year.
“Representatives of the so called Kiev authorities who have ordered a punitive operation in Slavyansk and Kramatorsk, and who turn a blind eye at the massacre in Odessa, must be tried and convicted as war criminals. This is a repetition of the WWII tragedies, a second Katyn and a second Auschwitz. Only in the Odessa case this is the extermination of [Ukraine’s] own people,” Slutskiy was quoted as saying by the RIA Novosti news agency.