The Republic of Moldova will accede to the partially extended Agreement on the Register of Damages caused by the aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, adopted by the Resolution of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe. A bill proposing this accession was examined during the meeting of the Foreign Policy and European Integration Committee and will be submitted for approval in the plenary session of the Parliament.
According to the project’s explanatory note, Moldova’s accession to this Agreement once again emphasizes the importance of continuing support for Ukraine, as well as the solidarity demonstrated by the Republic of Moldova in the context of the Russian Federation’s aggression against Ukraine. The Register of Damages caused by the aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine is a platform for recording, in any documentary form, information regarding evidence and complaints about the harm, losses, or injuries caused by the Russian Federation in Ukraine, starting from February 24, 2022.
The Register will receive and process information about complaints and evidence, which will be categorized and organized. The Register of Damages will not have adjudicative functions and will not be competent to determine responsibility or allocate any payments or compensations.
The importance of the Resolution establishing the Partially Extended Agreement on the Register of Damages caused by the aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine was recognized at the Council of Europe Summit in May 2023. The Register of Damages will be established as an intergovernmental cooperation institution, operating within the institutional framework of the Council of Europe but based in The Hague.
The Partially Extended Agreement on the register of damages caused by the aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine was adopted for an initial period of three years, with the possibility of its continuation if necessary.