Putin subject to an arrest warrant by the International Criminal Court

On Friday, judges at the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant against Russian President Vladimir Putin for war in Ukraine.

The court also issued an arrest warrant for the children’s rights commissioner in Russia, Maria Lvova Belova.

“war crimes”

The court statement said Putin and the Commissioner for the Rights of the Child may be involved “in the war crimes of illegal deportation of population (children) and illegal transfer of population (children) from Ukrainian territory to Russia”.

Reasons for the note

He added: “There are reasonable grounds to believe that Putin bears personal criminal responsibility for the above crimes, because (in firstly) committed these acts directly, jointly with others and/or through others… (e in secondly) because he did not have adequate control over the military subordinates who committed them.” acts or have allowed them to be committed.


In turn, the Russian Foreign Ministry on Friday called the decisions of the International Criminal Court “insignificant” and “legally invalid”, after announcing the issuance of an arrest warrant against Putin on charges of war crimes.

“The decisions of the International Criminal Court have no importance for our country,” he said via Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova telegram.

Moscow does not cooperate with the court.

Zakharova added that “Russia is not a party to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and has no obligations under it,” explaining that Moscow “does not cooperate” with the court.

He said that “arrest warrants issued by the ICC are legally invalid” for Russia.

Kiev welcomes

For his part, Dmytro Kuleba, Ukrainian foreign minister, welcomed the issuance of an arrest warrant for Putin by the International Criminal Court, saying that “the wheel of justice has begun to turn”.

The Rome Statute is the founding text of the International Criminal Court, which is based in The Hague, the Netherlands.