Resolution Declaring Russian President Vladimir Putin to be a War Criminal and Denouncing His Illegal Actions
WHEREAS, the Members of the Warren Township Democrats respect and support the ability of people throughout the world to enjoy full freedom and live in the absence of aggression; and
WHEREAS, the Members of the Warren Township Democrats actively support free Democratic elections which form the foundation of self-governance and sovereign nations; and
WHEREAS, Russian President Vladimir Putin with zero threat, provocation, or cause, initiated an invasion of the sovereign nation of Ukraine, comprising a violation of international law as set forth under Article 147 of the Geneva Convention; and
WHEREAS, the USSR ratified the Geneva Convention in 1954 and remains a signatory, thus agreeing to be bound by its tenets; and
WHEREAS, under the direction and responsibility of Vladimir Putin, Russian military forces intentionally and repeatedly shelled civilian dwellings, shelters, hospitals, museums resulting in the total destruction of many thousands of structures in violation of international law; and
WHEREAS, under the direction and responsibility of Vladimir Putin, Russian military forces intentionally and willfully targeted civilians and members of the media with airborne missile, land based missiles, tank munitions and small arms fire resulting in thousands of deaths; and
WHEREAS, Vladimir Putin’s action are contradictory to life and liberty and comprise a clear violation of international law, the Members of the Warren Township Democrats urge the International Criminal Court in The Hague to begin preparing a case and initiate a warrant for his arrest; and
WHEREAS, the Members of the Warren Township Democrats value life and support Democracy throughout the world, we denounce in the strongest terms the disgraceful actions of Vladimir Putin.
RESOLVED BY THE MEMBERS OF THE WARREN TOWNSHIP DEMOCRATS IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that Vladimir Putin is a war criminal and he is denounced as such for his anti-human, anti-democratic criminal actions.