Russian President Vladimir Putin is conducting a “special military operation” in Ukraine. At the end of three weeks of military operations, this country, as beautiful as the picture of Eastern Europe, has been reduced to rubble. There have even been allegations of civilian casualties.
The U.S. Senate has condemned Russian President Vladimir Putin as a “war criminal.” The US Senate unanimously condemned Putin as a “war criminal” in a vote on Tuesday (March 15th) local time. The British media reported this information in a report on Wednesday (March 18).
The report said the rare cross-party vote called Putin a war criminal and called on the International Criminal Court in The Hague to investigate the Russian president’s decision to invade Ukraine.
Chuck Schumer, a Democratic leader in the U.S. Senate, spoke on Tuesday before the vote. He said President Putin should be held accountable for “atrocities” in Ukraine.
Republican Senator Lindsay Graham, meanwhile, said in a statement that “we must now form a cell with Britain and other allies.” In this way, the war crimes involving the Russian military must be brought to the attention of the people and the names of the Russian commanders involved in the war crimes must be made public.”
In his words, “(for Russia) the name-and-shame campaign is being launched.”
It is to be noted that the Russian troops started attacking Ukraine on the morning of February 24. Russia’s armed forces were the first in Europe after World War II to launch an attack on Ukraine by land, air and sea. The bomber struck shortly after noon in front of a Russian military base.
Within a week of the onslaught, many cities in the Eastern European country were reduced to rubble. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), 3 million Ukrainians have fled the country to save their lives since Russia’s military operation in Ukraine.