|Bucha Massacre; 300 dead buried in mass grave
Today's breaking news from the Ukraine, that major war crimes have been committed by Syrian troops fighting for Russia, further implicates Dominica for doing business with the Assad Regime, and selling their leaders, military, and PEPs Dominica CBI passports. Video taken at the scene, clearly showing unarmed civilians, including children, with their hands tied behind them, being shot in the back of their heads, and buried in mass graves, reportedly shows bearded Syrian troops carrying out the killings. Syrians' burial of unarmed civilians in mass graves, which appeared in the news today, is certain to have consequences. Some of the bodies have signs of torture, a hallmark of the civil war in Syria.
Rapes and looting have also been reported in the areas north of Kiev where mercenary soldiers, a group with a substantial Syrian component, were previously operating, before retreating. International agencies that are responsible for investigating war crimes have reportedly been notified, and Ukraine's president publicly stated that he intends to see those involved in Genocide being brought to justice in the Hague.
Whilst world disapproval forced Dominica to abruptly cancel its new diplomatic relationship, there are an unknown number of Syrians holding Dominica CBI passports, none of which have been revoked by Dominica, and which are believed to be in use to evade global sanctions, if any turn up in the possession of Syrian troops in the Ukraine, world reaction could be punitive towards Dominica, and it will be richly deserved.
Although Dominica's corrupt government has been largely ignored by the United States and the European Union, its alliance with a pariah regime in Syria, a supporter of the severely sanctioned Russian Federation, has increased its exposure for sanctions facilitation exponentially. Whether the damage that relationship has caused results in sanctions against Dominica itself, remains an open question.