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The foreign minister of Ukraine, Dmytro Kuleba on Saturday accused Russian troops of rapping their ladies and women as they rampage across Ukraine.
Kuleba claimed that Vladimir Putin ’s forces aside from killing its citizens also committed sex attacks as they invaded cities with “numerous” cases of women being targeted.
Speaking to the Chatham House foreign affairs think-tank through a video link he said, “When bombs fall on your cities, when soldiers rape women in the occupied cities – and we have numerous cases of, unfortunately, when Russian soldiers rape women in Ukrainian cities – it’s difficult of course to speak about the efficiency of international law.
“But this is the only tool of civilisation that is available to us, to make sure that in the end, eventually, all those who made this war possible will be brought to justice, and the Russian Federation, as a country that committed an act of aggression, will be held accountable for its deeds.”
Also, a Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie teamed up with the Foreign Secretary, William Hague in 2014 to raise awareness of how rape was used as weapon of war.
The pair hosted an End Sexual Violence in Conflict global summit in London, bringing together officials from more than 100 countries.
Hague said ,“This is a subject that the world did not want to talk about for a long time.
“We have moved a long way in the last two years in getting the world to talk about what was a taboo subject, and now we have to follow it with action.”
Gordon Brown, who spoke at the same event, called for Vladimir Putin to face a Nuremberg-style war crimes tribunal.
The former Prime Minister said the Russian premier should be held for atrocities committed as his forces invaded Ukraine.
Writing exclusively for the Mirror, he said“I call on all European countries who believe that aggression must never pay to support the creation of this tribunal so that justice is done by the embattled people of Ukraine and justice can be seen to be done by them”.
The ex-Labour leader also addressed the Chatham House think-tank panel, where he suggested putting Putin in the dock was “a realistic option”.
He added that, “This act of aggression by Russia, deplored in the strongest terms this week by the UN General Assembly, cannot go uninvestigated, unprosecuted and unpunished.
“But there is a serious gap in international law. Since Russia is not party to the statute of the International Criminal Court, this crime of aggression cannot, as things stands, be investigated by the prosecutor.”