Dictators, usurpers, terrorists: Putin's company after the order of the Hague Tribunal
On March 18, the International Criminal Court of The Hague issued international warrants for the arrest of Russian dictator Vladimir Putin. Which of the presidents was also put on the international wanted list – read on.
Putin entered as a full member of the “good company” of scoundrels, murderers and kidnappers.
What does Putin's company look like?
Recall who else of the presidents was put on the international wanted list: Uhuru Kenyatta from Kenya, Laurent Gbagbo from Côte d'Ivoire, and the Sudanese “eternal” ruler Omar al-Bashir. All of them are united by the same crimes – the usurpation of power, torture, war crimes, unleashing wars and interethnic hostility.
Putin's company: see SPRAVDI infographic
Putin's arrest warrant: what is known
- Prosecutor General Andrey Kostin said Putin's arrest warrant means that outside of Russia, the Kremlin dictator must be arrested and brought to trial.
- Head of the Office of the President Andriy Yermak stressed that now Putin and Lvov-Belov would be arrested on the territory of countries that have ratified the Rome Statute.
- Russia has already responded to the statement of the International Criminal Court. Maria Zakharova, the speaker of the Russian Foreign Ministry, managed to say two words. She called the decision “insignificant” and the warrant “a prescription for arrest.”
- Political scientist Igor Reiterovich explained that the decision of the ISS will cause fear not so much among Putin's political and military henchmen, but rather among the Russian business elite. According to him, they have three scenarios for the development of events at once.