severniyWhat about the wives of those innocent russian soldiers, who executed civilians, raped women and looted? Have you heard the intercepted calls yet? They (wives) were happy with jewelry, gadgets and even shoes (taken from the body of a killed boy). Are they also victims of war? Should they be punished?
HypeBeastOh certainly all those responsible should be punished. You missed my point entirely.
Ran out of time to edit but the fact that Russia is blatantly denying allegations and not punishing those involved makes them available to be punished as a country. Had Russia denounced the killings and if the order didn’t come from high command as an official order, then it would be considered war crimes by individuals or
groups, not an entire nation.
However a double standard clearly exists in terms of punishment. The news and world are calling for the Russian government as a whole to be held accountable for this act. They certainly should be punished for this war in general and for any action resulting in civilian deaths that was ordered by high command. The self directed actions of individual regiments can't be broadened. While heinous and sickening this Ukraine war is, if you look through previous patterns of war crimes you will see (take USA for example) plenty of equal or worse atrocities that were not only denied but also covered up. All countries have this history. Our punishment as a country we received from international war courts and country sanctions? Absolutely fucking nothing. Why? Because people need us for their own security and wouldn't never risk that type of alliance.
See for example https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%E1%BB%B9_Lai_massacre
ut to answer your question another way, yes anyone involved in this crime should be executed and if torture was culturally accepted I'd add that to the punishment too.