The United Nations’ highest court, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Wednesday instructed Russia to withdraw its military operations in Ukraine.
By 13-2 votes, the Russian Federation will soon withdraw military activities that it began on February 24, the decision declared. The ruling by the court is the major such decision given by a global court since the war in Ukraine began.
Meanwhile, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced, “Ukraine gained a complete victory in its case against Russia at the ICJ. The ICJ instructed a sudden stop to the invasion. The order is compelling under international law. Russia must accept instantly. Ignoring the order will separate Russia even further”.
“The Russian Federation shall instantly withdraw the military operations that it began on Feb 24, 2022, in the territory of Ukraine,” the judges announced as quoted by Reuters.
The elected authorities added Russia should likewise guarantee that numerous powers under its influence or approved by Moscow shouldn’t proceed with the tactical activity.
Previously on March 7, Russia had revolted the hearing. Ukraine petitioned the International Court of Justice to order Russia to stop military operations. Ukraine announced Russia’s aggression falls within a faulty understanding of the UN Genocide Treaty.