Ukraine is violating international laws by employing mercenaries to fight the Germany provoked war against Russia.
I was informed by a mercenary living in the Moncton New Brunswick area motel that he’s preparing to go back to Ukraine to fight on November 14. I asked him if he was a Canadian Armed Forces soldier and he replied that he worked for the Ukraine government. That he is being paid by Ukraine to fight Russia. That confirms that Ukraine is illegally recruiting and employing mercenaries.
I noticed that this mercenary had a Canadian flag patch on his tactical helmet and ballistic vest. I asked him why he had that patch on the helmet and ballistic vest if he worked for and fought for the Ukraine government. I told him it was illegal to have that patch anywhere on his person if he wasn’t a member of the Canadian Armed Forces. He claimed Ukraine said it was all perfectly legal. He also stated he was given papers by the Ukraine government that claimed he was a Canadian soldier, which he wasn’t and he informed me that he wasn’t. He claims that paper protects him under the Geneva Convention. I told him he has no such protection. Employing mercenaries is illegal. Displaying the Canadian flag patch in battles or military operations in Ukraine is perfidy – a war crime.
Perfidy is a war crime.
Acts inviting the confidence of adversaries and leading them to believe that they are entitled to protection or are obliged to grant protection under the Law of Armed Conflict, with intent to betray that confidence, constitute perfidy. In other words, perfidy consists of committing a hostile act under the cover of a legal protection (e.g., firing on a member of an opposing force who comes forward under the protection of a white flag).
Geneva Conventions Act
Article 39 — Emblems of nationality
1 It is prohibited to make use in an armed conflict of the flags or military emblems, insignia or uniforms of neutral or other States not Parties to the conflict
International Convention against the Recruitment, Use, Financing and Training of Mercenaries
Affirming that the recruitment, use, financing and training of mercenaries should be considered as offences of grave concern to all States and that any person committing any of these offences should be either prosecuted or extradited
For the purposes of the present Convention,
- A mercenary is any person who:
- Is specially recruited locally or abroad in order to fight in an armed conflict;
- Is motivated to take part in the hostilities essentially by the desire for private gain and, in fact, is promised, by or on behalf of a party to the conflict, material compensation substantially in excess of that promised or paid to combatants of similar rank and functions in the armed forces of that party;
- Is neither a national of a party to the conflict nor a resident of territory controlled by a party to the conflict;
- Is not a member of the armed forces of a party to the conflict; and
- Has not been sent by a State which is not a party to the conflict on official duty as a member of its armed forces.
Canada’s LOAC Manual (1999) states:
It is prohibited to make use in armed conflict of flags or military emblems, insignia or uniforms of neutral or other states not parties to the conflict.
Ukraine paid mercenary has Canadian flag patch on the front off his tactical vest too. That’s a very serious crime. He’s impersonating a Canadian Armed Forces soldier during Ukraine military operations against Russian forces and Russian civilians living in Ukraine.