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Recently, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) joined Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and a bipartisan group of lawmakers to introduce a resolution calling for Vladimir Putin and members of the Russian regime to be held accountable for the numerous acts of war, aggression and human rights abuses that have taken place in Ukraine. Yesterday, the Grassley-backed resolution passed the Senate with unanimous support.

“Putin’s inhumane and unprovoked attack on Ukraine and its people can’t go unpunished, and neither should his dark history of jailing and even murdering dissidents. By holding Putin and his allies accountable for the innocent blood they have on their hands, we can ensure they’re brought to justice and prevent future atrocities,” Grassley said.

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Specifically, this resolution supports Ukraine’s war crimes complaint to the International Criminal Court (ICC) by:

  • Strongly condemning the ongoing violence, war crimes, crimes against humanity and systematic human rights abuses continually being carried out by the Russian Armed Forces, their proxies and Putin’s military commanders – all at the direction of Putin.
  • Encouraging nations to take any and all action to investigate war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by the Russian Security Council, the Russian Armed Forces, their proxies and Putin’s military commanders – all at the direction of Putin.
  • Supporting any investigation into war crimes, crimes against humanity and systematic human rights abuses levied by Putin, the Russian Security Council, the Russian Armed Forces, their proxies and Putin’s military commanders.
  • Encouraging the U.S. government and partner nations to use its voice, vote and influence in international institutions in which they are members to hold Putin, the Russian Security Council, the Russian Armed Forces, their proxies and President Putin’s military commanders accountable for their sponsorship of ongoing violence, war crimes, crimes against humanity and systematic human rights abuses.

In recent weeks, Grassley has led a number of efforts to support Ukraine and punish Putin. Read more about his efforts by clicking HERE.

Author: Press Release

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