Vladimir Putin, international arrest warrant: he is accused of the deportation of thousands of children

The International Criminal Court in The Hague wants to try the Russian leader for war crimes. 'It's toilet paper', the Kremlin's response

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The International Criminal Court has issued an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin in connection with the war in Ukraine because he would be 'responsible for the war crime of illegal deportation of population (children) and illegal transfer of population (children) from occupied areas of Ukraine to Russia”. This can be read in the press release of the same Court. In addition to Putin, another arrest warrant has been issued against Maria Alekseyevna Lvova-Belova, commissioner for children's rights at the Kremlin. The crimes would have been committed in the occupied territory of Ukraine since at least February 24, 2022.

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THE CONFIDENT REACTION OF THE KREMLIN - “The International Criminal Court has issued an arrest warrant against Vladimir Putin. No need to explain where this document should be used.' The deputy chairman of the Russian Security Council, Dmitry Medvedev, wrote on Twitter, adding a toilet paper emoji. 'The decisions of the International Criminal Court have no meaning for our country, not even from a legal point of view'. This was stated by Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova after the news of the arrest warrant against President Vladimir Putin. The Kremlin considers it outrageous and unacceptable to raise the issue of Putin's 'arrest'. This was reported by Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov, according to RIA Novosti. 'We do not recognize the jurisdiction of this court - he said -, any of its decisions are null from the point of view of the law'.

The EU: “there can be no impunity” - The decision of the International Criminal Court to order Putin's arrest is 'historic for Ukraine and for the entire system of international law'. This was stated by the Prosecutor General of Ukraine Andriy Kostin, quoted by local media. “With the arrest warrant against Vladimir Putin we are faced with an important decision for international justice and for the Ukrainian people: we have always said in the European Union that the perpetrators of crimes in Ukraine will have to be held accountable: this is only l 'beginning of the process'. This was stated by the high representative of EU foreign policy Josep Borrell. “The EU supports the work of the International Criminal Court, there can be no impunity,” he added.

Source: oggi.it