The Chair of the Senate of Ireland, Mark Daly, on the 99th day of the Russia-Ukraine war crisis in Eastern Europe, stated that the Ireland Senate had adopted a resolution denouncing Russia’s military assault in war-affected Ukraine as an “act of genocide.”
While taking it to Twitter, the Irish Senator said, “The illegal invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Federation is an Act of Genocide.” As per the resolution, the Senate urged the nations around the globe to maintain and empower sanctions against Russia while working on finishing the imports of Russian oil gas along with the coal, which are aiding the Russian war machines against the Ukrainian people & its territories.
Further, the resolution mentioned that, “The political leadership of the Russian Federation is to be held accountable for its crime in Ukraine.”
Additionally, the resolution also recognizes that the war in Ukraine, which has started on February 24 by Russian forces, was an “unprovoked act” & is contrary to international law.
Furthermore, the resolution noted that Russia had conducted army attacks, which added bombing with heavy military equipment, assaults targeting civilians along with the sniper fire upon civilians fleeing burning homes.
As per the resolution, “Russian military and Paramilitary forces have engaged in genocide during the invasion.” Apart from this, it also noted that during the invasion, the Russian military carried out barbaric crimes of murder, rape and widescale use of heavy military weapons against people in several places across Ukraine.
Meanwhile, as per an intelligence assessment from the United Kingdom Defence Ministry, Russia has signalled its willingness to use global food security for its “political aim.” It says that Russia will then portray itself as the “reasonable actor” and blame any failure on the West. According to the UK Defence Ministry, Russia’s attempts to lessen the harshness of international sanctions demonstrate the regime’s influence.