International Criminal Court on Putin: Russia on Friday (March 17) once again showed eyes to the whole world, saying that the International Criminal Court’s decision to issue an arrest warrant for President Vladimir Putin legally "Zero" Because Moscow does not recognize the jurisdiction of the Hague-based court. Top officials of Russia are said to be very angry about this warrant. Whereas Putin’s opponents are appreciating this step.
Russian spokesman Dmitry Peskov told the media, "Russia, like many other countries, does not recognize the jurisdiction of this court. Russia is not even a member of the ICC, so from a legal point of view, the decisions of this court are void."
The Ministry of External Affairs also rejected the decision
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that ICC’s decisions have no meaning for Russia. He said on Telegram, "Russia is not a party to the International Criminal Court and Russia has no obligations towards it."
Former President also gave his reaction
Without naming Putin, Zakharova said, "As far as we are concerned, Russia does not cooperate with this body and the matter of arrest from the International Court of Justice is legally invalid." Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev also compared the warrant to toilet paper on Twitter.
The court issued a warrant because of these allegations
Let us tell you that the International Criminal Court on Friday issued an arrest warrant against Russian President Putin for war crimes in Ukraine. The Court says that the Russian President is allegedly responsible for the war crime of illegal transfer of people (especially children) from the occupied territories of Ukraine to the Russian Federation. The court also issued a warrant against Maria Lvova-Belova, Russia’s presidential commissioner for children’s rights, on similar charges.
Russia threatens military response
The head of the Investigative Committee, Margarita Simonyan, made it clear on Friday that any attempt to arrest the Russian President could be responded to militarily. Simonian wrote on social media, "I want to see the country that tries to arrest Putin by the decision of The Hague. The flight time to that country would be very long."
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