Council of Europe Approves Register of Damage Against Russia


After a rare summit of the Council of Europe, leaders vowed to hold Russia to account for its war against Ukraine.

Leaders of wider Europe approved a "Register of Damage" on Wednesday to document the damage in Ukraine caused by the Russian forces so Moscow could be held liable for compensation.

It comes after a two-day summit of the Council of Europe held in Iceland.

By early Wednesday, 40 countries had signed onto the creation of the register, another three countries were finalizing internal procedures to do so.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said the register would play "a central punish the war crimes of the Russian occupiers and to demand accountability for the enormous damage that Russia inflicts on Ukraine day after day."

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