“Of course, Putin will not be arrested as long as he is Russian President,” Carla Del Ponte said in an interview with the Schweizer Tagesanzeiger, which has now been published. “It is crucial that international justice envisages this goal and pursues it until it achieves it. Justice and justice have a lot of time, and they need a lot of patience.” Del Ponte was “convinced that sooner or later Putin will face a court.”
“There are enough elements to investigate, charge Putin and put him out for arrest. From a legal point of view, this is exactly what needs to happen. We all witnessed the atrocities committed by the Russians in Bucha on the screens. Do we want justice or not? Then let’s do justice. Or at least seriously try,” said Del Ponte.
The 75-year-old Swiss lawyer Del Ponte is best known for her work as chief prosecutor at the International Criminal Court in The Hague. She was instrumental in the extradition of former Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic in 2001 during the Yugoslav war and was the UN Chief Prosecutor investigating war crimes in Rwanda. From 2012 to 2017 she was a member of a UN commission investigating human rights violations in the Syrian war.