- Some world leaders and criminal lawyers are accusing Russia's President Vladimir Putin of committing war crimes
- Also, the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has announced he has launched an investigation into possible crimes against humanity
- The Australian human rights lawyer Geoffrey Robertson QC also argued that the case against Putin was clear
Sergiy Kyslytsya, Ukraine’s ambassador to the UN, has accused Russia of committing war crimes and crimes against humanity during its invasion of the country.
“Russia has resorted to war crimes and crimes against humanity. Russia does not even try to hide them."
“Residential areas of Ukrainian cities and villages across the country are being ruined by Russian bombs, shells and missiles. Peaceful civilians are being killed, critical infrastructure totally damaged.”
PAY ATTENTION: Join Legit.ng Telegram channel! Never miss important updates!
Also, the Australian human rights lawyer Geoffrey Robertson QC this week argued that the case against Putin was clear.
"He's guilty of the crime of aggression. Invading a country, causing innocent civilians to die in their hundreds and thousands, and by breaching the UN charter that protects the sovereignty of independent countries, there's no doubt that he's guilty of a crime against humanity."
200 Nigerians apply to join Ukrainian Army
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that some Nigerians in a voluntary attempt indicated their interest to join the Ukrainian forces in the fight against Russia.
It was reported that no fewer than 200 persons were said to have made their intentions known. A source, who does not want his name on print was quoted to have said:
"About 200 Nigerians have applied to go and fight for Ukraine in the struggle against Russian invasion and the number is increasing."
Russian Invasion: Nigerian Volunteer Fighters Besiege Ukraine Embassy in Abuja
It was gathered that the men, who besieged the Ukraine Embassy in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, also put down their names in a register provided by the embassy.
It was learnt that about 115 young Nigerian men had put down their names.
Russia-Ukraine War: Soyinka, 167 other Nobel Laureates condemn further attacks
One hundred and sixty-eight Nobel Laureates including Nigeria’s Prof. Wole Soyinka, have called for an immediate halt of the invasion of Ukraine by Russia. The Nobel Laureates, in an open letter, voiced their support for the Ukra.inian people and the free and independent state of Ukraine as it faced Russian aggression
According to them, there is always a peaceful way to resolve disputes, saying that the Russian invasion blatantly violated the United Nations Charter, which says, 'All members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state.'
The Nobel Laureates said the Russian invasion would stain the international reputation of the Russian state for decades to come and that it would pose barriers to its economy and inflict hardships on its population