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The mobilization showed that Ukrainian forces "crushed" enemies

Sep 22, 2022

Latvian President Egils Levits said that Russian President Putin ordered a partial mobilization, because "the once mighty Russian army is crushed" by Ukrainian troops, UNN reports.

"The heroic defence of the people of Ukraine is succeeding... The blitzkrieg conceived by President Putin has turned into a protracted nightmare," Levitts told the UN General Assembly on Wednesday.

He also dismissed the recent announcement of illegal "referendums" on the accession of Ukraine's occupied territories to the Russian Federation as another sign of desperation.

"This is a blatant violation of both Ukrainian and international law," he said.
"Latvia does not recognize the legitimacy of these referendums and their results. I call on the international community to do the same," he added.

Levits said that despite the initiation of criminal proceedings against Russia by the International Criminal Court and the International Court of Justice, there is a legal gap.

"No international court has jurisdiction over the outbreak of war, which is a gross violation of the United Nations Charter and international law," Levits said.

To solve this problem, the Latvian leader called on the international community to create a special court to investigate the Russian invasion.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 22/09/2022

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