The U.S. announced an additional $53 million in aid to Ukraine to support its energy infrastructure amid ongoing attacks by Russia. Also on Tuesday, NATO reiterated its commitment to grant eventual membership to Ukraine. Meanwhile, earlier today, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen proposed a special court to try Russia over its crimes in Ukraine.
Ursula von der Leyen: “Russia must pay for its horrific crimes, including for its crime of aggression against a sovereign state. And this is why, while continuing to support the International Criminal Court, we are proposing to set up a specialized court, backed by the United Nations, to investigate and prosecute Russia’s crime of aggression.”
Kyiv has been pushing international actors to establish a tribunal to hold Moscow accountable for its invasion.
This comes as President Volodymyr Zelensky warns Russian forces are “planning something in the south” as they try to advance in the region. Ukrainian officials said at least five civilians were killed in strikes in the Donetsk region Tuesday.