Moscow’s Veto of MH17 Tribunal: A Blunder of Potentially Huge Proportions

Date: 08-06-2015 | Category: Articles, Europe, Geopolitics, Russia and Eurasia

On July 29, Russia vetoed a draft UN resolution seeking to set up a tribunal to prosecute those responsible for shooting down a Malaysia Airlines jumbo jet more than a year ago. By exercising its Security Council veto against the resolution, Moscow has lost control of the process, committing a possible error that may ultimately lead to convictions of rebel leaders and Russian officials—and a new round of sanctions against the Kremlin. This appears to be a massive strategic misstep, which the West may exploit. By Ariel Cohen Newsweek and the Atlantic Council August 5, 2015

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