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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Is Putin Preparing To Admit Guilt For MH17?

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) began its hearings on Ukraine's suit against Russia on March 6 in the Hague. Ukraine’s 45-page indictment alleges that Russia violated two UN conventions: First, the Terrorist Financing Treaty through its support of "illegally armed groups" in the self-proclaimed People's Republics of Donetsk and Luhansk, and, second, the mistreatment of Tartars under the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination. The shooting down of MH17 is included as a violation of the Terrorist Financing Treaty. Under ICJ procedures, intent to harm civilians must be proved. Putin's lawyers appear to be making the case that the shooting down of MH17 was a terrible mistake -- implicitly on Russia's part.

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1 comment:

  1. > "Putin must consider the reaction of the Russian people … been lied to…"
    No, it cannot be a real problem, at most it’s a technical one. Russian people have been lied to for ages. I don’t know a case when exposing lies drove anything serious, has really changed something (in Russia). Not to touch the question how that lie exposing is really interesting to 'Russian people'.