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“Ukraine War, October 26, 2022: The context for analysis of current developments; The “dirty bomb” as a Russian propaganda distraction from current war crimes,” The Trenchant Observer, October 26, 2022.
1) Gordon Brown, “Set up a tribunal now to investigate Russian aggression,” The Times, December 28, 2022 (12:01 am);
Gordon Brown is former prime minister of the United Kingdom
Sergey Lavrov should not be free to travel outside Russia and its most dependent allies.
He should be tried in absentia for the international crime of aggression and for other war crimes for which he is either directly responsible or is an accomplice. Certainly he is guilty of conspiracy to commit tge crime of aggression.
And if the lapdog us indicted for the crime of aggression, so too should be his master, Vladimir Putin.
There is no “head of state” immunity that will protect Putin, as Manuel Noruega and Slobodan Milošević could readily attest, if they were here to do so,
Nor is there any need to forego indictment of Putin or Lavrov in the delusional belief that they will one day negotiate a ceasefire and peace settlement that is acceptable to Ukraine and the international community of states.
Anyone who is arguing for negotiations with Vladimir Putin at this point is either hopelessy naive and uninformed about what has occurred in Ukraine in the last 10 months, or simply shilling for Putin and the Russian war criminals.
It’s ime to get real. It’s time to prosecute Putin in absentia for tge crime of aggression and other war crimes. Gordon Brown make the case in The Times for proceeding on the path to ondict Putin for the crime of aggression.
What possible argument could their be for further delay?
If not now, when?
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