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Albania supports establishment of special tribunal for Russia

Albania supports establishment of special tribunal for Russia Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Dmytro Kuleba (Photo: Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)
Author: Daria Shekina

Albania has declared readiness to join the special tribunal for Russia, which was created due to the large-scale military aggression against Ukraine, announces Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba on X following talks with his Albanian counterpart Igli Hasani.

According to Kuleba, Albania and Ukraine have identified ways to strengthen defense cooperation, with a particular emphasis on artillery ammunition. Additionally, Hasani expressed Albania's readiness to join the group working on establishing a Special tribunal for crimes and aggression by Russia against Ukraine.

"We also noted our effective cooperation within international organizations," Kuleba wrote.

The head of the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs also mentioned that Albania plans to open its embassy in Kyiv soon.

Special tribunal on Russia's aggression against Ukraine

Dozens of countries are part of the group working on creating a special tribunal to hold Russia accountable for crimes in Ukraine.

As previously stated by the member of the Ukrainian Parlament Committee on National Security, Defense, and Intelligence, Fedir Venislavskyi, such an international special tribunal could start operating as early as 2024.

Meanwhile, the Prosecutor General of Latvia, Juris Stukans, stated that a special tribunal for Russia could be created tomorrow, but it required willingness.