A draft resolution circulating in the United Nations For a Nuremberg-style tribunal to hold Russia accountable for crimes of aggression in Ukraine. Signs also indicate that US opposition to the plan may soften in the face of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s lobbying. US Ambassador for Global Criminal Justice Beth Van Schaak said this week: “So far, all [UN general assembly] Resolutions on Ukraine have been successful. The numbers are very strong. The International Criminal Court has already begun investigating war crimes in Ukraine, but because Russia has not signed the relevant legislation, it cannot try the Kremlin leadership over the broader crime of aggression.
There is Iran’s leadership Locked itself in a “vicious cycle”. Protests and arming Russia, said the US Special Envoy. “The more repressive Iran is, the more sanctions there are; the more sanctions, the more isolated Iran feels,” US special envoy for Iran Rob Malley told a conference in Rome. “The more isolated they are, the more they turn to Russia; The more they turn to Russia, the more sanctions there are, the worse the climate, the less nuclear diplomacy there is. So it is now true that all vicious cycles are self-reinforcing. US intelligence chief Avril Haynes says there is troubling evidence that Russia is seeking to deepen military cooperation with Iran.
Russia will not sell oil subject to Western price caps even if it cuts production, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak said on Sunday. The G7 and Australia agreed to the price ceiling on Friday.
Opec+ agreed to stick to its oil production targets at a meeting on Sunday. Opec+, which includes the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) and allies including Russia, agreed in October to cut output by 2% of global demand by 2 million barrels a day from November, angering the US and other Western nations. By the end of 2023.
More than 500 regions of Ukraine were without electricity on Sunday weeks following Russian airstrikes on the power grid, an Interior Ministry official said.
Ukraine has imposed sanctions on 10 senior clerics linked to a pro-Moscow church. The security service said they agreed to work with Russian occupation officials or to justify Moscow’s invasion.
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