Putin is war criminal, US Senate recognizes unanimously

On March 15, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution condemning the actions of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who started a war against Ukraine, Reuters reported.

In the resolution, the senators called the Russian president a “war criminal” and called on the International Criminal Court in The Hague and other countries to investigate the Russian leadership’s crimes committed during the invasion of Ukraine.

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham introduced the resolution in the Senate, where it was unanimously supported by both Republicans and Democrats. It is a rare case of such unity in the Senate, Reuters points out.

“All of us in this chamber joined together, with Democrats and Republicans, to say that Vladimir Putin cannot escape accountability for the atrocities committed against the Ukrainian people,” Senate Democratic Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said in a speech before the vote.