Earlier today, Russia declined to attend a hearing at the United Nation’s top court, at which Ukraine is asking for an immediate order to halt the conflict, AFP reports.
According to AFP, the Russian ambassador to the Netherlands, Alexander Shulgin, wrote to the court and indicated that his government did not intend to participate
Nevertheless, Russia has given Ukraine two conditions to stop the ongoing war which entered Day 12 on Monday.
The country asked its neighbour to give up three regions and scrap its Army, Mirror reports.
However, former South African President Jacob Zuma has defended Vladimir Putin’s decision to invade Ukraine.
In a statement released by his foundation on Sunday, Mr Zuma described the US and its western allies as “bullies” using Ukraine as a front to bring Russia to its knees through unjustifiable sanctions.