The Independent: Putin was planning to stage a Holodomor in Ukraine
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The Independent: Putin was planning to stage a Holodomor in Ukraine

Vladimir Putin
Source:  The Independent

Foreign experts and lawyers have evidence that Russian dictator Vladimir Putin began preparations for a famine in Ukraine even before a full-scale invasion on February 24, 2022.

Putin wanted to starve Ukrainians

According to the editors of The Independent, purchases by a Russian defence contractor indicate that the Kremlin intended to steal a considerable amount of Ukrainian grain months before full-scale war broke out.

International experts and lawyers also confirm the information that the aggressor country was actively preparing to steal grain stocks, as it planned to leave Ukrainians without food.

When Russian tanks did cross the border on February 24, 2022, they deliberately first targeted areas rich in grain and food production infrastructure, representatives of the international human rights law firm Global Rights Compliance emphasize.

The GRC found that as early as December 2021, a Russian defence contractor began purchasing grain trucks, as well as three new 170-meter dry cargo ships, indicating pre-planned looting of Ukraine's food resources "on an unprecedented scale."

It is also impossible to ignore the fact that immediately after the invasion, the Russian occupiers began to seize Ukrainian farms and steal 12 thousand tons of grain every day.

Putin may face a new war crime case

According to lawyers, all the collected evidence regarding the dictator's planned famine in Ukraine will soon be submitted to the International Criminal Court.

The GRC team hopes that it will still be able to achieve the first international prosecution against Putin for the war crime of starvation as a method of warfare.

According to experts, the probability of such a decision is exceptionally high.

And if that happens, Putin could face another ICJ arrest warrant in addition to the one issued in March of this year for the illegal deportation of children from occupied Ukrainian territories, the article says.

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