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Institute for the Study of War: Russia likely to use so-called ‘war crime trials’ to propel false narratives about its war.

by The Kyiv Independent news desk June 20, 2022 5:07 AM 1 min read
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The U.S. think tank said Russian authorities are likely to try to use sham trials against Ukrainian servicepeople, especially those that defended Mariupol, to falsely frame its full-scale war as a “’de-Nazification’ operation.” Citing the U.K. Defense Ministry, the think tank said Russia’s decision to call its invasion a “special operation,” rather than a war, may limit its ability to “find legal means to punish military dissenters and those who refuse to mobilize.”

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