‘We want a particular tribunal’ to attempt Putin, says Ukrainian Nobel Peace Prize winner | EUROtoday

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FRANCE 24 spoke to Oleksandra Matviichuk, head of the Center for Civil Liberties in Ukraine, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2022 alongside the Russian NGO Memorial and Belarusian activist Ales Bialiatski. Matviichuk has advocated for the creation of a “special tribunal” to carry Russian President Vladmir Putin, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, and different high-ranking Russian officers accountable for the warfare in Ukraine.

2022 Nobel Peace Prize winner Oleksandra Matviichuk additionally believes the warfare waged by Russia in Ukraine has a “genocidal character” and claims that human rights defenders have documented for years how Russian troops “intentionally exterminate” local Ukrainian people.

“War is an actual problem,” Matviichuk said. According to her, victory for Ukraine “isn’t just to repeal Russian troops … but additionally means to achieve our democratic transition”.

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