Impunity for Syria War Crimes Casts Shadow Over Ukraine – The New York Times

Impunity for War Crimes in Syria Casts a Grim Shadow Over Ukraine

Syria, with Russian support, used many of the brutal tactics now seen in Ukraine — and its dictator stayed in power. That conflict offers lessons for Russia’s leader, analysts say.


“Creating a humanitarian catastrophe is part of the war strategy, not a secondary effect, because this is how you shift the burden on to the other side,” he said.