Russian parliamentarians and experts condemned the resolution of the European Parliament, which provides for the organization of a "tribunal" against Russia on the events in Ukraine.

The vice-speaker of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev, commenting on the new decision of the EP, recalled that resolutions on foreign policy issues are not legally binding.

“I would like the authors of crazy European resolutions and their voters to understand clearly: no quasi-legal husk that Western structures can spawn will have any legal force for Russia, does not comply with international law,” the senator wrote in his Telegram channel.

Recall that on January 19, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on the "tribunal" in relation to Russia's actions.

According to European parliamentarians, this step is necessary to consider Russia's "crime of aggression" against Ukraine.

It is also argued that the "tribunal" will fill the legal vacuum in international criminal justice, and the international trial will "send a clear signal" to Russia and the rest of the world that the Russian leadership can be held accountable for the events in Ukraine.

In addition, the European Parliament believes that Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko should also be held accountable for the events in Ukraine.

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472 MPs voted for the adoption of the resolution, while 19 MEPs voted against.

Another 33 abstained.

It should be noted that the initiatives to organize a “tribunal” against Russia on the fact of the Ukrainian events in 2022 have been repeatedly discussed in the West, including at the level of various European institutions.

In support of such a prospect, in particular, at the end of November, the head of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen spoke.

Even before that, in April, a similar appeal was made in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.

In Russia, in turn, they condemned such initiatives.

As Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in December, attempts to establish tribunals of this nature "will not have any legitimacy, will not be accepted by us and will be condemned by us."

He also noted that Russian investigators have been conducting their “very intense, painstaking work to fix all the crimes of the Kyiv regime” since 2014.

“They could create a tribunal for themselves, for the European Union”

For many years, the European Parliament has specialized in making Russophobic decisions, Sergei Tsekov, a member of the Federation Council Committee on International Affairs, said in an interview with RT.

The senator noted that any tribunals can be created only by decision of the UN Security Council.

According to Tsekov, even this practice in the past showed that even those tribunals that were created by the Security Council did not take an objective position, but carried out the will of the United States and European states.

“By and large, people were punished who bore much less responsibility for what happened in different parts of the world than the US and Europeans themselves.

This, in particular, concerns Yugoslavia.

They could create a tribunal for themselves, for the European Union.

Which would have condemned in particular those who bombed Yugoslavia.

It would be legal.

Please, let them judge themselves, ”said Tsekov.

Volodymyr Dzhabarov, First Deputy Head of the Committee on International Affairs of the Federation Council, in turn, believes that a special tribunal for Ukraine should be created to study the activities of Ukrainian neo-Nazis who unleashed terror in their own country.

“This is a tribunal that can be welcomed, and what they came up with suggests that people are sitting there who have implemented plans that have been nurtured for decades,” the senator said in an interview with RT.

In his opinion, the tribunal formed by the EP will be a farce and no one will react to it.

In turn, Alexei Chepa, First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs, called the adoption of the new resolution by the EP an ill-considered decision.

“Absolutely not a balanced and not thought out decision by them, which will only lead to the complication of our already extremely low relations.

It can also lead to a serious global financial crisis, ”he said in an interview with an RT correspondent.

The EP resolution is purely political in nature, said lawyer Maria Yarmush, an expert in civil and international law.

The European Union, represented by the European Parliament, is trying to promote the idea that Russia must lose in the confrontation with Ukraine.

All statements from both NATO and the European Parliament are purely declarative.

Such statements have no legal force, ”the lawyer told RT.

She added that Russia does not recognize the legitimacy of "any tribunals in Ukraine" and noted that such populist statements "are more like self-promotion."