'Putin is a war criminal,' say Polish lawmakers

24 March, 12:13 PM
Vladimir Putin (Photo:Сputnik / Sergey Guneev / Kremlin via REUTERS)

Vladimir Putin (Photo:Сputnik / Sergey Guneev / Kremlin via REUTERS)

The Sejm of the Republic of Poland on March 23 adopted a resolution condemning "war crimes, crimes against humanity and acts of genocide" committed by Russia in Ukraine, Polish Radio Poland news portal reported.

Poland news portal reported.

The resolution said that "publicly available evidence of these crimes" was sufficient for "the Polish Sejm and the international community to declare Russian dictator Vladimir Putin a war criminal."

"Poland's Sejm firmly condemns acts of long-term violence, war crimes, crimes against humanity, acts of genocide, systemic human rights violations and other criminal violations of international law, perpetrated on the territory of sovereign Ukraine by the armed forces of the Russian Federation and their allies, on the orders of military commanders under direct authority of President Vladimir Putin," the Polish MPs declared.

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The lawmakers called on like-minded countries to support the launch of "proceedings before the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court," and "to act through international organizations" to hold Putin and other Russian leaders to account.

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