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The need to immediately summon Vladimir Putin to the International Criminal Court

Russia’s historic crime of February 24, 2022

Vladimir Putin’s aggression against Ukraine under false pretenses and the need for him and his colleagues to be tried in international courts.

Demonstrators carry placards and flags during a protest against the Russian invasion to the Ukraine, outside the Russian Embassy in Tel Aviv, March 5, 2022. (Tomer Neuberg/Flash90)
A man walks next to a house burning after being shelled in the city of Irpin, outside Kyiv, on March 4, 2022.

Review:

Vladimir Putin was a former Russian politician and intelligence officer from 1999 to 2000 and again from 2008 to 2012. He has been President of Russia since 2012 and has held the longest term of office in the country. The “plan to retake the territories of the former Soviet Union” on February 22, 2022, the Council of the Russian Federation unanimously authorized Putin to use military force outside Russia. On February 24, 2022, at around 5:00 AM (Eastern European time), Russia announced the launch of a special military operation in Eastern Ukraine, and minutes later, missiles were fired at areas throughout Ukraine, including Kiev, the capital of Ukraine.

Children Vlada, left, Katrin and Danilo look out from a window of an unheated train carriage of an emergency evacuation train which is travelling from Kharkov to Lviv, as it stopped in the Kyiv railway station in Kyiv, Ukraine, Thursday, March 3, 2022.
A building burns after shelling in Kyiv, Ukraine, Thursday, March 3, 2022.
A child evacuates the city of Irpin, northwest of Kyiv, during heavy shelling and bombing on March 5, 2022, ten days after Russia launched a military invasion on Ukraine.
People cross a destroyed bridge as they evacuate the city of Irpin, northwest of Kyiv, during heavy shelling and bombing on March 5, 2022, 10 days after Russia launched a military invasion on Ukraine.

Its borders with Russia and Belarus were attacked, signaling a sharp escalation of the Russia-Ukraine crisis, the largest military invasion of Europe since World War II. Vladimir Putin under the false pretext of starting a military war against Ukraine and entering the land, sea and air space using “cluster bombs” and “thermobaric bombs”, the use of which is unfortunately unauthorized. Hundreds of people have been killed and millions displaced, and in the meantime, the intellectual influence of his colleagues and allies has not been ineffective in provoking and starting a war. And it is a violation of international law, and in this article we will say that Ukraine is in a very critical situation and justifies the need for the trial of Vladimir Putin and his colleagues in the international judiciary.

Introduction:

Investigations show that the Russian president has had a “secret idea” of aggression against Ukraine since the beginning of his rule, and this dictatorial behavior has been described as very dangerous by politicians, including Russia’s allies, including Iran and Syria and China have clearly shown that they support Vladimir Putin for a variety of reasons, and their interpretations of militant politics and structure have much in common, which has led to a significant shift in their relations.

Demonstrators carry placards and flags during a protest against the Russian invasion to the Ukraine, outside the Russian Embassy in Tel Aviv, on March 5, 2022. Photo by Tomer Neuberg/Flash90

As the war and tensions between Russia and Ukraine continue, the world trade and economy are facing a widespread crisis, and there is even the possibility of a “Third World War ”  .Since the beginning of the war, a convoy of Russian military vehicles from four sides north, south, east and west has been developing and invading Ukraine. The siege of the city of Kherson and the entry of Russian forces into the streets of the city and the siege of Antonov Airport in Hostomel in the past few days and the targeting of the oil facility in Vasilkov are only part of the scene of heavy Russian battles against Ukraine recently, Russian forces entered Ukraine from the north, through the Synkifka crossing on the border between Ukraine, Russia and Belarus, and Russian tanks and rocket launchers moved towards Chernihiv, which is the target of heavy Russian shelling. On the west bank of the Dnieper River via the Chernobyl route, the Russians have taken control of large parts of the north and west of Kiev.The situation in Ukraine is critical, with Russian attacks on Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second largest city, intensifying in the past 73 hours. According to Ukrainian officials, a large number of Russian troops have been killed in rocket attacks on the city, and shelling of areas around Donetsk has reportedly continued, with forces arriving from Belgorod in western Russia. The siege of the city of Kherson and the movement of Russian troops on the streets of the city and the rapid advance from the Crimean peninsula to the northeast and northwest and heavy clashes around the important port of Mariupol and the advance towards Zaporozhia have aggravated the situation and Could create strategic route between Crimea and Russian-backed separatist-held areas in Donetsk and Luhansk.The European Union estimates that the number of war refugees may reach 4 million, and that refugees from the western borders are moving to Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Hungary and Moldova, and there is no security.Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelinsky says the military action ordered by Vladimir Putin is a full-scale offensive, and Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have said that Russian forces appear to be using two types of cluster bombs and They have used thermobarics, which are widely banned.

Conclusion:

All in all, Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine is in fact another step towards challenging the “unipolar system” and showing the group alliance between Russia and its allies in the tensions between Russia and Ukraine and Russia’s use of cluster bombs and thermobaric bombs has been illegal, and the international community must respond decisively to these inhumane acts It is expected and with the continuation of this process and the non-entry of the UN Security Council, the possibility of a “Third World War” is predicted and it is necessary to stop the Russian aggression first, and then Vladimir Putin and her colleagues to be tried in the International Criminal Court for war crimes and crimes against humanity, and the world must watch this oppression.

About the Author
Hamidreza Zarifinia is an Iranian writer, researcher and journalist in London.
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