– a cruel phrase, the justice of which, however, is confirmed by history.
Stalin was never held accountable for crimes before, during and after World War II.
He took a place among the victors of Nazism, and no one tried him for the millions he killed by starvation, repressions, deportation of people, and finally conspiracy with the same Nazism.
He even became the founder of the United Nations, which aims to ensure the peaceful development of the world and to prevent crimes against humanity in the future.
Because the winners are not judged.
Apparently, this is what Putin is counting on today. His army is committing numerous and large-scale war crimes on Ukrainian soil.
Putin believes he will be the winner in Kyiv, not the criminal in the Hague.
He knows that if he defeats the Ukrainians, all investigations into crimes, even if they have already begun, may end in nothing.
It should be clear to us that our victory is the only way to bring Putin and Russia to justice for the destruction of Mariupol, Chernihiv, Kharkiv, thousands of killed Ukrainians, women, children, shot green corridors, use of prohibited weapons, crimes committed after the occupation of Crimea and Donbas.
We, Ukrainians, really want to see the Russian military in the tribunal. So they repeat the most common phrase at the Nuremberg Trials: "I was just following orders." We really want to see there Putin himself, the person who gave these orders.