March 17, 2023. OTTAWA, ON. Alexandra Chyczij, National President of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) issued the following statement in response to the issuance of an arrest warrant by the International Criminal Court (ICC) against Russian President Vladimir Putin for war crimes committed in Ukraine:
The warrant issued by the International Criminal Court for the arrest of Russian President Putin is the first step in the long process of ensuring accountability and justice for the genocide and war crimes committed by Russia against the Ukrainian people.
The heinous crimes committed by Russia and ordered by Putin and his henchmen must be answered for, lest they ever be repeated again. We call on the world to unite in ensuring that Putin is brought to trial. Let the warrant issued for Putin be a warning to tyrants and despots everywhere – that they too will answer for their crimes.