Former UN Chief Prosecutor called for an international arrest warrant for Putin
The former UN chief prosecutor Carla Del Ponte has called for an international arrest warrant for Vladimir Putin.
She said the Russian President was a ‘war criminal’ owing to his actions in Ukraine.
Ms. Del Ponte was in charge of prosecutions of war crime tribunals for the UN in the former Yuhoslavia and Rwanda.
She said she was particularly shocked by the use of mass graves in Russia’s war on Ukraine, which recalls the worst one of the wars in the former Yuhoslavia. “I hoped never to see mass graves again,” she told the newspaper ‘Blick.’
“These dead people have loved ones who don’t even know what’s become of them. That is unacceptable.” Other war crimes she identified in Ukraine include attacks on civilians, the destruction of civilian buildings, and even the demolishing of entire villages.