'Toilet paper is warrant issued against Putin', Russia refuses to accept International Court's arrest order
The International Criminal Court has issued an arrest warrant against Russian President Vladimir Putin amid the ongoing war with Ukraine. Giving information about this on Friday, the International Criminal Court (ICC) said that the court has issued an arrest warrant in connection with the illegal deportation of Ukrainian children.
The ongoing war between Ukraine and Russia has been going on for more than a year. The ice between the two countries is not taking the name of melting. Meanwhile, the difficulties of Russian President Vladimir Putin seem to be increasing. The International Criminal Court (ICC) has issued an arrest warrant against Putin in the case of children's rights. At the same time, the top officials of Russia are said to be very angry about this warrant. He refused to accept the decision, saying that Putin's opponents are appreciating the move.
Russian spokesman Dmitry Peskov responded by saying that Russia, like many other countries, does not recognize the jurisdiction of this court. Russia is not even a member of the ICC, therefore, from a legal point of view, the decisions of this court are void. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that the ICC's decisions have no meaning for Russia. They say that Russia is not a party to the International Criminal Court and Russia has no obligation towards it.
Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has rejected the ICC's decision. Along with this, he has compared this warrant to toilet paper. At the same time, without naming Putin, Zakharova said that as far as we are concerned, Russia does not cooperate with this body and the matter of arrest from the international court is legally invalid.
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 ICC said 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. Court warrants have also been issued against Russia's presidential commissioner for children's rights, Maria Lvova-Belova, on similar charges.