Putin must be tried for war crimes in Ukraine, German FM says

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She stressed the importance of upholding international law amid Russia’s aggressive war against Ukraine.

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“Cluster bombing of civilians, torture in dark cellars, thousands of kidnappings of Ukrainian children, Russia’s illegal anger in Ukraine; the brutality of war cannot be justified by anything,” Baerbock said.

“Russian President Vladimir Putin is trampling on the most elementary foundations of international law that unite all peoples.”

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According to the minister, she wants to show in The Hague ‘with complete clarity’ that ‘international law is strong and that strengthening it, especially now, is a matter that concerns us all’.

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Baerbock will visit the International Criminal Court and deliver a keynote address to the Hague Academy of International Law. She is then expected to meet with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Foreign Minister Wopke Hoekstra.

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On December 12, 2022, Hoekstra announced that the Netherlands agrees to the establishment of a special tribunal in The Hague under the auspices of the UN to investigate Russia’s crimes in Ukraine.

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