British Ambassador warns Russian generals can be served notice for war crimes

British Ambassador points out that if Putin is found guilty of war crimes, his generals can also be served notice

Karen Pierce, the British ambassador to the U.S, appeared today, Sunday, March 20 on MSNBC’s ‘The Sunday Show’. Speaking with the show’s host, Jonathan Capehart, she made a very clear stance on the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

During the show, Capehart stated, “The Russians have taken no account of civilians, this is why people believe that they may have committed war crimes, and that all needs investigating”. He continued, “I picked up on a bit of language that you used there about Putin being accused of war crimes”.

Asking Ms Pierce, “President Biden has said flat-out that Putin is a war criminal. Secretary of State Antony Blinken also said the same thing. Why has Prime Minister Boris Johnson not gone that far? Does he not believe that President Putin is a war criminal?”.

The ambassador responded, “What the prime minister has said is that what’s happened on the ground in Ukraine may well amount to war crimes. For that reason, we’ve sponsored a decision at the International Criminal Court to launch an investigation into what’s happened on the ground”.

“If I may, Jonathan, I do want to stress one point: it’s that it won’t just be President Putin who will be responsible for war crimes if that’s what the investigation shows. It will be every single Russian general involved in Ukraine. They will be personally accountable if war crimes are committed, that’s a matter of law, it’s not just my opinion”, she explained, as reported by


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