International court in The Hague issues arrest warrant for Vladimir Putin

The International Criminal Court in The Hague has issued arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin and Children’s Rights Commissioner Maria Lvova-Belova. They are accused of deporting Ukrainian children. BBC reports.

«The International Criminal Court explains that Putin and Lvova-Belova are suspected of illegal deportation of Ukrainian children. On Thursday, the United Nations Commission of Inquiry said that their transportation to Russia could be considered a war crime,» the statement says.

The media outlet notes that Russia does not recognize the International Criminal Court and has not ratified its founding document, the Rome Statute. This, reacting to the news about the warrants, was reminded by the representative of the country’s Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova.

«Decisions of the International Criminal Court have no meaning for our state, including from a legal point of view. Russia is not a party to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and does not bear obligations under it,» she wrote on social media.

Source: News Agency