The U.S. Senate on Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution condemning Russian President Vladimir Putin as a war criminal, a rare demonstration of unity in a highly fragmented Congress.
With the resolutions presented by Republican Senator Lindsey Graham and the support of senators from both parties, the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague and other nations encouraged Russia to turn its back on any investigation into war crimes in the invasion of Ukraine.
“We all agree with Democrats and Republicans that Vladimir Putin cannot escape responsibility for the atrocities committed against the Ukrainian people,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said in a speech on the Senate floor. vote.
Russia has called it a “special military operation” to demilitarize and “denazify” Ukraine. Putin also described the country as a US colony with a puppet regime and no tradition of an independent state.
Moscow has not taken in any of the 10 largest cities in the country since the February 24 attack, the largest attack on a European state since 1945.
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