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Putin should be sentenced for conflict crimes in Ukraine, enraged Zelensky tells ICC

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky Thursday insisted that Russian chief Vladimir Putin should be delivered to justice for his conflict crimes in Ukraine. Zelensky made this assertion whereas delivering a speech at The Hague, the place the Worldwide Prison Court docket (ICC) is predicated. Whereas referring to Putin, Zelensky mentioned, “All of us wish to see a special Vladimir right here within the Hague, the one who deserves to be sanctioned for his legal actions right here, within the capital of worldwide regulation.”

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“I am certain we’ll see that occur after we win,” he mentioned, including: “Whoever brings conflict should obtain judgement.” The ICC in March had issued an arrest warrant for Putin for allegedly deporting kids from war-ravaged areas of Ukraine. On the flip aspect, Russia has rejected ICC’s allegations and jurisdiction over its battle with Ukraine, which it prefers to name a “particular navy operation.”

Key factors from Zelensky’s speech at The Hague

  1. Zelensky once more known as for organising a conflict tribunal to carry Russia accountable for its “conflict crimes” in Ukraine.
  2. Zelensky claimed that Russia dedicated 6,000 conflict crimes in April alone, which led to the dying of no less than 207 Ukrainian civilians, together with kids.
  3. He additionally thanked the Dutch management for its unwavering help to Ukraine and for supplying it with weapons. He reiterated {that a} conflict is gained by “drive of arms.”
  4. He referred to the continuing battle in Ukraine as “the conflict we did not need, the one we now have to make the final – and we’ll do it”

The speech comes within the backdrop of ‘Ukraine drone strike’ controversy

Ukraine delivered his speech in The Hague a day after Russia accused Ukraine of making an attempt to strike the Kremlin with its kamikaze drone. The Kremlin mentioned it perceives the assault as an try on Putin’s life.

Russia’s ex-president Dmitry Medvedev on Wednesday known as for the “bodily elimination” of Zelensky. The chief mentioned, “After in the present day’s terrorist assault, there aren’t any choices left apart the bodily elimination of Zelensky and his cabal.”

Russia accuses the US of masterminding the assault

The Kremlin on Thursday blamed the US for orchestrating the drone assault. The Kremlin mentioned in a press release, “Choices on such assaults are usually not made in Kyiv, however in Washington. Kyiv solely does what it’s informed to do.”

Ukraine has denied its involvement within the assault, whereas some studies recommend that Russia may have staged this assault to make use of this as a pretext for the upcoming escalation.


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