At the same time, Kostin pointed out to journalists in Lviv that the ICC could not take action against Moscow in connection with the Russian war of aggression. Therefore, an international special court must be established, he demanded.
The ICC, based in The Hague, is the highest international court and has been prosecuting particularly serious crimes such as war crimes since 2002. He had launched investigations into alleged war crimes shortly after the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Since Russia does not recognize the ICC, the court can investigate alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity in Ukraine. But he cannot take action against Moscow for the crime of aggression. The government in Kiev is therefore pushing for an international special tribunal to hold Russia accountable.