Lithuania Wants to See Russian Elites Stand Trial Before a Special International Tribunal
In this episode of 7 Minutes from Central Europe, we spoke to H.E. Eduardas Borisovas, Lithuanian Ambassador in Poland. AJC Central Europe Director spoke to him about the newly adopted Good Will Compensation Law, addressing unresolved property restitution claims of Holocaust victims, Russia’s agression on Lithuania’s borders and the future of Ukraine’s ambission to join NATO and the EU.
Ambassador Borisovas said the Good Will Compensation Law is the final step in resolving property restitution claims of Holocaust victims in Lithuania. The law, that will come into effect in January 2023, provides nearly $40 million in compensation.
Speaking about Russia’s war on Ukraine, the Ambassador explained, there is an urgency in clearing guarantees for Ukraine to become a member of the European Union, therefore the membership application should be boosted. Lithuania has been putting forward the suggestion to establish a Special International Tribunal try Russian aggressors. The Special Tribunal would serve the purpose of initiating cases against both state entities and members of the Russian intellectual and business elites – those who are responsible for war crimes in Ukraine.
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