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    International Court Seeks the Arrest of 2 Russian Officers over Attacks on Ukraine’s Infrastructure

    International Court Seeks the Arrest of 2 Russian Officers over Attacks on Ukraine’s Infrastructure

    THE HAGUE, — The International Criminal Court issued arrest warrants Tuesday for two high-ranking Russian officers on charges linked to attacks on civilian infrastructure in that judges said happened “pursuant to a state policy.”

    It's only the second time the global court has publicly announced arrest warrants linked to Russia's war in Ukraine. In March 2023, the court issued an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin for war crimes, accusing him of personal responsibility for the abductions of children from Ukraine.

    On Tuesday, the court announced warrants for Russian Lt. Gen. Sergei Ivanovich Kobylash, who was commander of the Long-Range Aviation of the Aerospace at the times of the alleged crimes. Also wanted is Russian Navy Adm. Viktor Kinolayevich Sokolov, who was the commander of the Black Sea Fleet.

    They are wanted for the war crime of directing attacks at civilian objects, causing excessive incidental harm to civilians or damage to civilian objects, and the crime against humanity of inhumane acts.

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said the warrants should serve as a warning to other Russian top brass.

    “Every Russian commander who orders strikes against Ukrainian civilians and critical infrastructure must know that justice will be served. Every perpetrator of such crimes must know that they will be held accountable,” Zelenskyy wrote on X, formerly Twitter.

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