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Developed News Story | Crime did not fall silent on Russia

There may be those who are looking into old files of crimes of various kinds, which they can attribute to Putin so that he distorts his image in the media after he began to gain global and domestic fame as a result of his economic policies and the imposition of his conditions on the world with any country that wants to deal with him, and Only God knows Best of Truth

Yet have all branches of law been heard?

If “pretext” is to be treated simply as a synonym for “justification”, then international law is clear: The presence of an adversary military alliance on Russia’s border is not an armed attack that could justify self-defense by force under jus contra Bellum. Likewise, the separatist regions of Ukraine do not satisfy the criteria of statehood for Russia to assert the right to join any collective self-defense. Humanitarian intervention by force to protect civilians without UN Security Council authorization remains illegal. That is according to Russia’s own judgment on NATO’s bombing of Belgrade in 1999.

However, the fact that these are not legal justifications for the use of force does not mean that they bear no legal significance. On the contrary, they point to the need for a harder look at allegations of violation of other branches of international law that just do not receive the same level of attention as jus contra bellum and international humanitarian law.

For instance, there is a debate on whether the verbal promises made by officials of NATO states in the early 1990s not to expand the alliance eastward represent legally binding obligations that have since been breached. Allegations of violations of human rights law against Russian minorities in Ukraine have also been made.

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