Law professor Luchter­handt in Tagesspiegel: “Russia commits genocide in Mariupol”

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Based on six criteria of the United Nations Conven­tion against Genocide, Russia is commit­ting genocide in Mariupol, says Inter­na­tional law expert Otto Luchterhandt.

The clas­si­fi­ca­tion under inter­na­tional law of the Russian siege and bombing war against the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol is clearly illu­mi­nated by Prof. Dr. Luchter­handt, a recog­nized authority on the subject. He concludes that this action falls under the United Nations Conven­tion against Genocide. The situation in Kharkiv is similarly dramatic, with Odesa also threat­ened with encir­clement by Russian troops. A nego­ti­ated peace will only come about if the West increases the pressure on the Kremlin.

You can read the full expert report in English below and download it here.

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