International legal aspects of Russia's war against Ukraine in Eastern Ukraine

Merezhko, Oleksandr (2018) International legal aspects of Russia's war against Ukraine in Eastern Ukraine. In: The Use of Force against Ukraine and International Law: Jus Ad Bellum, Jus In Bello, Jus Post Bellum. T.M.C. Asser Press, The Hague, pp. 111-121. ISBN 9789462652224

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The war in Eastern Ukraine, from the perspective of international law, should be qualified as Russian aggression and Russia's war against Ukraine. This qualification is corroborated by a number of international documents. Russia's aggression against Ukraine should also be legally qualified as both direct and indirect aggression because the former not only mobilized and sent its mercenaries into the territory of Ukraine, but also directly invaded Ukrainian territory using its regular armed forces. Not only should Russia's leaders be accused of committing war crimes and crimes against the peace in Ukraine, but the Russian State and its people should also bear international legal and moral responsibility for this war against Ukraine.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: War | Aggression | International legal responsibility | Aggression against Ukraine
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > International Relations
Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Law and Legal Studies
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Mr Sombir Dahiya
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2022 05:52
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2022 05:52
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