-Should Vladimir Putin or the Russian Army face trial for war crimes in Russia? Are you sure it will happen?
It may not be possible to prosecute Putin for war crimes as long as Putin is the Russian Federation’s president. The sovereign status grants you an almost unbreakable immunity. Only Russian Army commanders could be held accountable for the Bucha atrocities, but Moscow would automatically refuse to recognize the court’s authority. However, the trial could not proceed without Putin’s consent. The decision of that court in such a case would only have a moral effect and not have any consequences.
-Zelensky complained to the UN about the ineffectiveness of the Security Council in dealing with this crisis. He warned that if it doesn’t act, it would mean the end to rules-based international order. Do you believe the UN can ever be reformed
-The Ukrainian president is correct. “Nemo iudex in rebus suis” (“No one can be judge of his own cause”) is a fundamental legal principle. Russia, as a permanent UN member, has the right to veto UN Security Council resolutions that condemn its crimes against Ukrainian citizens. It is an absolute outrage. It is a complete outrage. Overpaid bureaucrats that drink, dine, travel first and stay at five-star hotels, while the slaughter continues in Ukraine.
That would be a good result, but not likely. Putin’s Russia, fueled by anger & frustration, has had to lose some of its territorial gains. It will likely seek more barbarism and violence in Ukraine.
-Seven humanitarian corridors have been set up to allow Ukrainians leaving Donbas. Is there a bigger offensive planned in this area.
-Russian troops were forced to leave the kyiv zone. Russia could be humiliated if Moscow doesn’t keep up pressure on Donbas. It may be logical that these humanitarian corridors indicate that the Russian Army is intensifying its offensive.