Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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Russia mentioned on Friday that an arrest warrant issued by the Worldwide Felony Court docket (ICC) towards Russian President Vladimir Putin was meaningless.
“The selections of the Worldwide Felony Court docket don’t have any that means for our nation, together with from a authorized perspective,” International Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova mentioned on her Telegram channel.
“Russia will not be a celebration to the Rome Statute of the Worldwide Felony Court docket and bears no obligations below it.”
In the meantime, senior Ukrainian officers applauded choice. Andriy Yermak, chief of the presidential workers, mentioned that issuing the warrant was “solely the start.”
Earlier, the ICC issued an arrest warrant for Putin, accusing him of being chargeable for battle crimes dedicated in Ukraine.
Moscow has repeatedly denied accusations that its forces have dedicated atrocities throughout its one-year invasion of its neighbour.
The ICC issued the warrant for Putin’s arrest on suspicion of illegal deportation of youngsters and illegal switch of individuals from the territory of Ukraine to the Russian Federation.
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Earlier this week, Reuters reported that the court docket was anticipated to subject warrants, the primary in its investigation into the Ukraine battle.
Individually the court docket issued warrants for Maria Alekseyevna Lvova-Belova, Russia’s Commissioner for Youngsters’s Rights, on the identical prices.
Editor’s word: This story has been up to date to replicate remark from Russia and Ukraine.
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