Former French prime minister Dominique de Villepin once said: “Between uncontrolled escalation and passivity, there is a path of accountability that requires us to follow.”
The hat is now the pothole and perilous causeway that Russian President Vladimir Putin has brought the world to.
As the deliberate shelling of civilians in Ukraine continues, the chaos and exhaustion of the population is unresolvable.
The daily atrocities and frequent cruelty inflicted on the defenseless is an outrage that the Russian leader will no doubt have to account for. His desperate insistence that the invasion was a “special military operation” to protect its own safety was probable.
You can fool some people most of the time but the fact that he banned the Russian media from using phrases like “invasion”, “attack” or “war”, won’t be enough to quell it. terrible truth.
In Washington, President Joe Biden confirmed an outright US ban on Russian imports of oil, gas and coal. “We will not be participating in subsidizing Putin’s war,” he said.
The EU is also now committed to eliminating dependence on Russian fuels.
The cost of oil can only rise further. Bread and other foods will also increase in price and a world recession is possible.
After the pandemic, the global economy barely needed the instability Putin’s unprovoked attack sparked. But whatever price we are asked to pay, it is still high compared to the amount of damage the Ukrainian people suffer nightly. Interest rates after the economic shock will be very difficult.
But the real shock was that of Russia shelling Kyiv, Kharkiv, Mariupol and other densely populated cities.
Schools, apartment complexes and hospitals were all deliberately attacked. They will continue to do so, until Putin wakes up. One way or another, Moscow has no interest in the fact that medical care is supposed to be provided impartially, even in the midst of war. According to the World Health Organization, nine attacks have hit medical facilities, healthcare workers and ambulances since February 24.
Fleeing civilians are also supposed to have a right to safe passage. One of the worst incidents of the war to date was Sunday’s mortar attack on a civilian area of Irpin, on the outskirts of Kyiv, which left four people dead. The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor, Karim Khan, has pledged that he will investigate potential war crimes stemming from the invasion. Highlighting the heinous crimes of all those who caused this war will be raised. It’s been two weeks since President Putin made the catastrophic mistake of invading a neighboring country. He combines it unforgivably, with barges on humanitarian corridors during the truce.
It may be too much to hope to imagine that Putin himself will face trial, but his morals must be taken for granted.
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