. How likely is a war crimes trial for Putin? « JO LEE MAGAZINE

BBC – US President Joe Biden has called for his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to face trial over alleged war crimes in Ukraine. But what’s the chance of Putin actually ending up in court? It’s much easier to pin a war crime on the soldier who commits it than the leader who ordered it.

One of the challenges involves establishing a chain of command which proves that a leader has authorized an atrocity – or turned a blind eye to it.

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has said there’s a reasonable basis to believe war crimes have happened in Ukraine.

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