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 EU regrets Russia withdrawing from Rome Statute, - Mogherini

The European Union's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said she regretted Russia's decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC), adding the EU would continue to support the institution.

Censor.NET reports citing Reuters.

"We regret the Russian Federation's decision," Federica Mogherini said in a statement on Thursday. "The European Union remains a staunch supporter of the ICC and is committed to full co-operation on the prevention of serious crimes falling under the jurisdiction of the Court," she added.

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