Poland’s Senate has declared the Russian Federation a terrorist regime and called on the international community to support the International Criminal Court in investigating people responsible for war crimes in Ukraine.
Russia’s war against Ukraine was the subject of an urgent meeting held yesterday at the National Security Bureau. President Andrzej Duda had discussions with Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and the heads of the Defense Ministry and the Interior Ministry. A few days earlier, US Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin spoke to Russian Minister of Defence Sergey Shoygu and Ukrainian head of defence Olexy Reznikov.
Poland’s Senate has declared the Russian Federation a terrorist regime and called on the international community to support the International Criminal Court in investigating people responsible for war crimes in Ukraine. All senators voted in favour of the resolution, in which the Senate stated that “on February 24, 2022, the armed forces of the Russian Federation unleashed a beastly war on Ukraine.”
“It aims to wipe a sovereign country off the map and to wipe out the Ukrainian nation,” the resolution continued. “The Russian invaders are terrorising the residents of Ukrainian towns, bombarding civilian targets: kindergartens, schools, theatres and housing estates. Bandits in Russian uniforms are torturing and murdering prisoners of war and civilians in the occupied territories. They are kidnapping Ukrainian children to raise them in a regime of Janissaries. They are deporting, resettling and sending Ukrainian citizens to the farthest reaches of Russia,” the resolution reads.
Rishi Sunak faced opposition members in parliament for his first prime minister’s question time, a day after taking office. After being congratulated by opposition Labour Party leader Keir Starmer on becoming Britain’s first-ever British Asian prime minister, Sunak faced questions about his decision to reappoint Suella Braverman as Home Secretary.
Last Monday French President Emmanuel Macron and Pope Francis held nearly an hour of private talks about the crisis in Ukraine and prospects for peace there expected to have been their main topic of discussion. The meeting was noticed in Poland because of the gift the French president gave the pope, namely the first printing of Immanuel Kant’s treatise entitled Perpetual Peace: A Philosophical Sketch. The book has a Polish language stamp on it saying: “Academic Reading Room in Lviv.” During World War 2 Poland lost at least 70% of its cultural treasures and people wondered whether this is just another looted item.