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The Senate passed a resolution Tuesday to call for an investigation of Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Russian Armed Forces for possible war crimes in Ukraine.
The resolution does not have the same force as a law, although it serves to support investigations launched by the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) at the request of some 40 countries.
The text of the resolution passed by the Senate condemns “the war crimes, crimes against humanity and systematic violation of human rights being committed by the Russian Armed Forces and military commanders, at the direction of President Vladimir Putin.”
It also expresses the Senate’s support for an investigation into war crimes or crimes against humanity against Putin, his government, or the Russian Armed Forces.
The resolution was sponsored by Republican Senator Lindsey Graham.