March 20, 2023

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The International Criminal Court has issued an arrest warrant for Vladimir Putin

The International Criminal Court has issued an arrest warrant for Vladimir Putin

The International Criminal Court (ICC) issued an arrest warrant on Friday, March 17, against Russian President Vladimir Putin for alleged war crimes in Ukraine. “Today, 17 March 2023, Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court issued arrest warrants for two individuals in connection with the situation in Ukraine: Mr. Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin and Maria Alekseevna Lavova-Belova »Presidential Commissioner for Children’s Rights in Russia, ICC contacted.

State President “He is allegedly responsible for the war crime of illegal deportation of population (children) from occupied territories of Ukraine to the Russian Federation and illegal transfer of population (children). (…). The crimes are alleged to have been committed in occupied Ukrainian territory since at least February 24, 2022. She continues, adding that there are “Reasonable grounds to believe that Mr. Putin is personally responsible for the above-mentioned crimes”.

The Ministry of External Affairs made the decision “unimportant” And “meaningless”. “This is just the beginning”On the other hand, Telegram welcomed Andriy Yermak, chief of staff of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. The Ukrainian Prosecutor’s Office, for its part, A “Historic End”.

Monday, the The New York Times The ICC said it was preparing to prosecute Ukraine for the transfer of children to Russia and the deliberate bombing of civilian infrastructure. ICC prosecutor Karim Khan made the allegations of child trafficking after a recent visit to Ukraine “Subject of Priority Inquiry”.

Created in 2002, the ICC has been investigating war crimes or crimes against humanity committed during the Russian invasion for more than a year to try to solve the world’s worst crimes. Neither Russia nor Ukraine are members of the ICC, but Kyiv has accepted the court’s jurisdiction over its territory and is cooperating with the prosecutor. Russia has denied the war crimes allegations.

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