“Justified”: Biden first commented on the arrest warrant for Putin
The International Criminal Court in The Hague issued an arrest warrant for Vladimir Putin. In particular, we are talking about the war crime of illegal deportation of children from Ukraine.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that this order is a historical moment from which historical responsibility begins. The US president said the warrant for Putin's arrest was “a very strong argument.”
What Biden said about Putin's arrest warrant
I believe that this is justified (the arrest warrant for Putin's ISS – Channel 24). Putin has clearly committed war crimes,” Joe Biden said.
The American leader also added that the decision of the court in The Hague to issue a warrant for the arrest of Vladimir Putin is a “very strong position”, although the United States is not a member of the International Criminal Court.
Arrest warrant for Putin: in short
- On March 17, the International Criminal Court in The Hague issued an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin over the situation in Ukraine. They also issued an arrest warrant for Maria Lvova-Belova, Commissioner for Children's Rights under the President of Russia.
- The court ruled because of the likely responsibility for a war crime, namely the illegal deportation of children.
- That is, now the Russian dictator has the right to arrest on the territory of 122 countries of the world that have ratified the Rome Charter. We are talking about virtually all European countries, Canada, Japan and some African states.
- The representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, said that the decisions of the International Criminal Court do not matter to Russia. After all, Russia is not a party to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and does not bear obligations under it.
- Vice Prime Minister, UK Attorney General Dominic Raab said London would assist the International Criminal Court in its investigations to prosecute those responsible for war crimes in Ukraine.