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Ukraine may condemn Putin and Shoigu at the International Court
Ukrainian Pravda ^ | Sunday, August 3, 2014, 15:39 | Krym.Realiyi

Posted on 08/03/2014 7:46:51 AM PDT by

Sunday, August 3, 2014, 15:39

Ukraine should raise the issue of criminal responsibility Russian President Vladimir Putin, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and other officials.

This was stated by former judge of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia Vladimir Vasilenko.

He explained that when it comes to aggression as an international crime, it is a question of responsibility on two levels.

The first level - it is the responsibility of the state as such. This should solve the International Court of Justice.

The second level - it is the responsibility of individuals of a perpetrator involved in the preparation, organization, planning and unleashing an aggressive war.

"Today it is possible to at least begin the proceedings of the commission staff of the armed forces of the Russian Federation and of the military forces, funded, controlled, operated by Russia at the International Criminal Court in The Hague," - said Vasilenko.

This is the second court, which deals with non consideration of interstate disputes, and competent to hear cases of commitment by individuals who belong to the top management of a country, crimes against peace, war crimes and crimes against humanity - said the diplomat.

"Ukraine may, in accordance with paragraph 3 of Article 12 of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court to accept jurisdiction of this Court on the situation as a result of military aggression in the period from 27 February to today," - he said.

Vasilenko noted that it is important to collect evidence of the commission of such crimes.

"They are now more than enough. Important to document them. I hope the relevant services of Ukraine, in particular SBU is engaged", - concluded the expert.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: putin; ukraine

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“The Hague”?Oh Yeah,That’s The DUTCH Version of The UN!!!!!!!!!

2 posted on 08/03/2014 9:34:31 AM PDT by bandleader
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