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Under President Vladimir Putin, Moscow is rushing to re-open abandoned Soviet military, air and radar bases on remote Arctic islands and to build new ones, as it pushes ahead with a claim to almost half a million square miles of the Arctic.
According to Article 20 of the text Responsibility of States for Internationally Wrongful Acts of the International Law Commission, the principle of intervention upon invitation can only stand as a legal basis if no actions taken by the invited state constitute a violation of pre-emptive norms of international law — otherwise, the principle is thereby nullified.
Show comments According to a statement from the Independent Doctors Association IDAon 23 Julythe regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, backed by the Russian Air Force, launched air strikes against five medical facilities in opposition-controlled areas in eastern Aleppo: This attack was perpetrated a fortnight after pro-regime forces, with the support of the Russian Air Force, seized Castello Road — the only route to and from opposition-controlled neighbourhoods in eastern Aleppo, thus impeding the distribution of humanitarian aid to at leastpeople living in these neighbourhoods as well as their evacuation to safer areas.
Whatever the reasons, the humanitarian dimension has been marginalised in Syria. As stated above, two legal conditions must be met in order to invoke the principle of intervention upon invitation: However, is the regime of Bashar al-Assad the legitimate authority of the Syrian people?
And thus, which entity can legitimately issue an invitation? MiG fighters, designed to shoot down long-range bombers, or the SU, a frontline bomber are seen as options, it has been reported. According to the Moscow Times, it also comes complete with a cinema, table tennis and billiards rooms while a military art studio is also planned.
Arguably, the invitation of the Syrian regime is valid. These events have raised several questions: Syria was a defense and military show to start exporting arms to the Gulf and Middle East, and the Saudi S Triumph agreement with Russia is a direct result of this show.
Also, today, there is no United Nations Security Council UNSC resolution authorising the use of foreign military force on Syrian soil, nor regime consent for non-Russian air strikes on its territory; even non-Russian air strikes conducted against targets of the self-proclaimed Islamic State IS.
The question, then, remains: Vladimir Putin visited the area late last month more videos. Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law ratifying a deal with the Syrian government allowing Russia to keep its air base in Syria for almost half a century, according to July documents.
The ICJ stated then that the invitation to intervene in the sovereign affairs of a foreign state only possesses legal basis if the invitation in question is extended by the legitimate government of the state, and not by the opposition.
By comparison, Russia has two permanent military bases in Syria — an air base in Hmeimim and a naval base in Tartous. This principle allows the following: This rule, however, is subject to three exceptions: Two legal conditions must be met in order to invoke this principle: The Arctic is estimated to hold more hydrocarbon reserves than Saudi Arabia - and Moscow is putting down a serious military marker.
Should Russia be proven to have committed violations of IHL, its pretence of defaulting to the principle of intervention by invitation would no longer have legal justification.
Army base that will house dozens of U. For instance, in Septemberin a letter sent to the president of the Security Council, Iraq emphasised that: Moscow is also starting to build nuclear icebreakers as it vies for dominance in the polar region with traditional rivals Canada, the United States, and Norway as well as newcomer China The military outpost was built as Russia continued to flex its muscles in the Arctic which is believed to hold billions of barrels of oil Officials have said they may deploy military jets at the outpost.
Moscow-based think tank director: The Arctic, the U. Now, is Russia failing to comply with international humanitarian law IHL?
Contrary to common belief, resolution does not authorise member states to use military force against the aforementioned groups, as it does not refer to Chapter VII of the UN Charter.
The Russian Air Force is targeting opposition-controlled areas, including non-military targets such as hospitals. Therefore, the US-led coalition is not authorised by any Security Council resolution to use military force in Syria.
Clearly, this is not a pleasant topic for the Western political and military observers whose predictions that Putin would get bogged down in Syria have proved wrong.Watch video · Russia has unveiled a new Arctic military base capable of housing troops as well as nuclear-ready warplanes.
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BEIRUT ― A military bases race is underway between Russia and the U.S. as each nation seeks to expand its presence in Syria and counter asymmetric threats.
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