By recognizing the presence of the Russian armed forces in the occupied territory of Ukraine, the Russian court has confirmed what everyone knows.
This was stated by the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine on Twitter, Ukrinform reports.
“A Russian court confirms what we all know – Russia’s forces are stationed in Ukraine. Russia is the aggressor, not a mediator,” the statement said.
As reported, the Russian court for the first time officially acknowledged that the Russian military is fighting against Ukraine in parts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Oleg Nikolenko said Russia had set a legal precedent that fixed its status as a party to the international armed conflict.
According to the diplomat, the decision will further strengthen Ukraine’s position in proceedings launched against Russia in international courts.