Next year will be decisive: Danilov said when the Russian Federation will answer for war crimes

The highest military-political leadership of the Russian Federation will also bear responsibility.

2023 will be decisive in the issue of bringing war criminals of the Russian Federation to justice / photo from UNIAN
2023 will be decisive in the issue of bringing war criminals of the Russian Federation to justice / photo from UNIAN

Oleksiy Danilov, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, expressed confidence that 2023 will be decisive in bringing Russian war criminals to justice.

He stated this on the air of the telethon . 

According to the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council, the highest military-political leadership of the Russian Federation will also bear responsibility.

“Not only Putin, but everyone. Everyone who raised their hand, who pressed the buttons in their Duma, who sent Russians to their deaths in Ukraine, will be held accountable. It’s only a matter of time. And as far as I’ve realized, a short time. I am sure that 2023 will be decisive for all these things,” Danilov said. 

Russian war crimes in Ukraine

Russian troops in Ukraine have committed hundreds of war crimes , ranging from destruction of civilian and critical infrastructure to killing and torturing civilians. 

Olga Reshetilova, coordinator of the media initiative for human rights , believes that Russia’s destruction of Ukraine’s energy infrastructure can also be regarded as a war crime. Unnecessarily bombarding energy infrastructure is a flagrant violation of international humanitarian law.

However, the crimes of the Russian Federation go beyond the borders of Ukraine. Vice-President of the European Commission, EU High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy Josep Borrell  stressed that Russia’s blockade of Ukrainian grain exports is a war crime. In particular, he said that the consequences of Russia’s war against Ukraine are becoming very dangerous not only for Ukraine, but for the whole world because of the risk of great famine, especially in Africa.

(C)UNIAN 2022

2 comments

  1. I’m not sure if they can get the russians on infrastructure destruction, because I expect the international law that would be used, is the precepts under the Geneva Convention, and I don’t think it covered infrastructure. Perhaps they were updated as the conditions of the times changed. But I know that crimes against civilians specifically in the Geneva Convention include the rapes, looting, murders, assaults, torture and many other disgusting brutalities committed by the russian troops.

    At the very least, even the conditions of the 1949 period as defined by the nazis’ atrocities, would be comparable. Many russian officers especially in the higher command, admire and use the same techniques as the nazis did.

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