A lot of conscripts were forced into signing up as contract solders. This enabled the military to send them to Ukraine to fight which they 'legally' could not do with conscripts.His mother says no more contracts & he replies yes mother no more contracts, doesn't sound like a conscript to me.
It not being a war, they can resign.A lot of conscripts were forced into signing up as contract solders. This enabled the military to send them to Ukraine to fight which they 'legally' could not do with conscripts.
Sounds a risky option.It not being a war, they can resign.
Sounds a risky option.
"We have no idea who we're fighting against or fighting for, or how we're doing it," one contracted soldier told his mother.www.newsweek.com
Britain supports in principle the call for a naval coalition ‘of the willing’ to restart exports through Black Seawww.theguardian.com
Yes this is the dangerous bit Well for the rest of the world not the Ukrainians.Been waiting for this moment. I was speaking with a client farmer this morning saying at some stage the UN security council will have ot face the issue of the world needing the grain. And providing a safe passage to Odessa. About to get interesting.
I definitely think this is the way the west should go. It's about time we called Putin's bluff, tell him we are coming into Odessa with UN sanctioned bulk carriers to load grain for the third world and if he intervenes we will send what's left of his navy to join the rest of it. The Black sea is not his personal pond.Britain supports in principle the call for a naval coalition ‘of the willing’ to restart exports through Black Seawww.theguardian.com
It doesnt, it goes against everything the UN stood for.Then do so and educate us, because being familiar with the current situation and Kosovo, a rational and objective assessment contradicts you...
No, but now I really do believe you are German... since you've just demonstrated such a total misunderstanding of the situation there.It doesnt, it goes against everything the UN stood for.
Another one for you.
Northern Ireland is Britians Donetsks Peoples Republic and Ireland is Ukraine.
Not a chance I'm afraid, maybe in a few months you yourself might decide you could have been misled.Jaw dropping.
Maybe next week Brian V will decide he was wrong all along.
So you have changed your opinionNot a chance I'm afraid, maybe in a few months you yourself might decide you could have been misled.
To me the Ukranians have played the West, here's yet another example,
Normally war crimes are investigated by independent tribunals later but the Ukrainians know full well that if they sentence this prat to life now & some others then the Russians will definitely try the right wing soldiers they have captured very quickly in retaliation enabling the Unkrainan's to get worlds sympathy yet again, if they cared at all for their captured soldiers they would wait before pushing the Russians to retaliate.
As with arming civilians out of uniform we are being played, & no I don't give a damm if Putin drops dead tomorrow just telling it as I see it.
Why does Ukraine want to hold war crimes trials at home?
Earlier today, a court in Ukraine jailed a Russian tank commander for lifefor killing a civilian, at the first war crimes trial since the invasion.
War crimes trials often happen on neutral ground at the International Criminal Court in The Hague. And that could still happen. The International Criminal Court and the United Nations have their own enquiries under way.
But Ukraine wants to move fast. Today’s conviction is unusual – coming just three months into the war.
British barrister Wayne Jordash QC, an adviser to the Ukrainian prosecutor’s office, says this does not mean cutting corners. He says all evidence has to be collected according to international standards.
He also says several thousand more indictments for war crimes are in the pipeline.
Jordash says Ukraine is adamant it wants to try all cases domestically. “The ICC can only do so much,” he tells the BBC's Panorama. The ICC tends to prosecute leaders and their immediate circles, and not lower-level officers.
The Russian government denies it has been targeting civilians.