Russia’s so-called “referendums” in the occupied regions of Ukraine, which Russia does not even control entirely, are yet another crime against the sovereignty of Ukraine the aggressor should be punished for. Why will the attempted annexation have no legal force, and how to bring the responsible to justice? We spell this out in Ukraine In Flames #218.
Zakhar Tropin, Associate Professor of the International Law Department at the Institute of International Relations of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
Denys Dolynskyi, Lawyer of Lawyers’ Union "Azones"
Oleksandr Moshnyagul, Political Scientist
00:00 – Intro
01:30 – (Tropin) Legal grounds for why so called referendums are illicit
06:44 – (Dolynskyi) International humanitarian law perspective on the issue
09:35 – (Moshnyagul) Historical background and current situation
16:00 – Outro
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