According to him, any such initiative in the General Assembly would be “absolutely insignificant” from a legal point of view, because the UN General Assembly does not have such powers.
In the West, the idea is popular and exploited for populist and political ends, Polyansky said, adding that it serves no practical purpose other than to make serious people laugh. “This is a more political initiative than a legal one,” concluded the deputy deputy.
Earlier, Ukraine’s First Deputy Foreign Minister Emine Dzhaparova said that Ukraine would submit a draft UN General Assembly resolution on establishing a special court against Russia for discussion. Russia’s permanent representative to the UN Vasily Nebenzya called this idea of the Ukrainian authorities ridiculous.
Meanwhile, Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Vershinin said in December that Moscow was not surprised by discussions at the UN among anti-Russian delegations about creating an “international tribunal” on Russia. He noted that in their “Russophobic fervor” these countries are ready to openly violate the UN Charter and interfere in the internal affairs of sovereign states.