Would Prosecuting Russia Prolong the War in Ukraine?

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is calling for the creation of a special international tribunal on aggression that could hold Russian President Vladimir Putin to account for starting an illegal war in Ukraine. Although the International Criminal Court is investigating the war crimes and crimes against humanity being committed in Ukraine, it has no jurisdiction to prosecute Russian leaders for the crime of aggression.

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Foreign Affairs Magazine