Visiting the Netherlands, Zelenskiy delivered a speech entitled “There is no peace for Ukraine without justice” at the World Forum in The Hague.
In his speech in English, Zelenskiy stated that “a special court should be established so that war crimes committed in Ukraine do not go unpunished,” referring to Russian President Vladimir Putin, “All of us here, in The Hague, the capital of justice, for the crimes he committed, We would like to see Vladimir.”
Volodymyr Zelenskiy emphasized that this tribunal he wants to be established in The Hague should deal specifically with the crime of aggression and in the next step, the damage caused by the war should be compensated from the assets of those who committed the crime of attack.
Zelenskiy thanked the Netherlands for the support and ammunition it gave to Ukraine and emphasized that the continuation of military support is very important for the victory of the war.
Zelensky also visited the Senate and the ICC
Zelenskiy visited the Senate, the upper house of the parliament, in the morning in the Netherlands, and then the International Criminal Court (ICC).
In the statement made by the ICC, it was stated that Zelenskiy conveyed his gratitude to the President of the Court, Piotr Hofmanski, for his contributions to the investigation initiated for crimes committed in Ukraine and to the delivery of justice.
In the statement, it was noted that Hofmanski thanked Zelenskiy on behalf of the ICC for the cooperation of Ukraine.
This was Zelenskiy’s first visit to the Netherlands as President of Ukraine, with some lawmakers criticizing Zelenskiy’s visit to the Netherlands on the day of the “May 4 and 5 Commemoration Ceremonies” to commemorate those who died in the Second World War.
After his speech, the President of Ukraine went to Catshuis, the office of the Prime Minister, and met with the Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte.