International Criminal Court Issues Arrest Warrant For Russian Pres. Putin Over War Crimes

Date: 17-03-2023 7:56 pm (1 year ago) | Author: kacy lee
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The International Criminal Court on Friday, March 17 issued an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin for war crimes over his alleged involvement in abductions of children from Ukraine.

In an unprecedented move, the court said in a statement that Putin “is allegedly responsible for the war crime of unlawful deportation of (children) and that of unlawful transfer of (children) from occupied areas of Ukraine to the Russian Federation.”

It also issued a warrant Friday for the arrest of Maria Alekseyevna Lvova-Belova, the Commissioner for Children’s Rights in the Office of the President of the Russian Federation, on similar allegations.

Even if the court has court has indicted world leaders before, it was the first time it issued a warrant against one of the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council.

The move was immediately dismissed by Moscow but welcomed by Ukraine.

The court’s president, Piotr Hofmanski, said in a video statement that while the ICC’s judges have issued the warrants, it will be up to the international community to enforce them. The court has no police force of its own to enforce warrants.

“The ICC is doing its part of work as a court of law,” he said. “The judges issued arrest warrants. The execution depends on international cooperation.”

The chances of a trial of any Russians at the ICC is unlikely though as Moscow does not recognize the court’s jurisdiction.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Russia doesn’t recognize the ICC and considers its decisions “legally void.” He added that Russia considers the court’s move “outrageous and unacceptable.”

Peskov them refused to comment when asked if Putin would avoid making trips to countries where he could be arrested on the ICC’s warrant.

Olga Lopatkina, a Ukrainian mother who struggled for months to reclaim her foster children who were deported to an institution ran by Russian loyalists, welcomed the news of the arrest warrant. “Good news!” she said to AP. “Everyone must be punished for their crimes.”

“The world changed,” Ukraine's presidential adviser Mykhailo Podolyak on Twitter.


Posted: at 17-03-2023 07:56 PM (1 year ago) | Addicted Hero
- Kidfreshfunmi at 17-03-2023 07:59 PM (1 year ago)
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 Grin Grin Grin You want to start nuclear war? Better leave him alone. Guy that detests the West already.
Posted: at 17-03-2023 07:59 PM (1 year ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Olandetujaa at 17-03-2023 09:59 PM (1 year ago)
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Who will now execute the arrest? NATO or US force? It is obvious USA want to start a nuclear war
Posted: at 17-03-2023 09:59 PM (1 year ago) | Gistmaniac
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- gogoman at 17-03-2023 11:03 PM (1 year ago)
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Rubbish!!!
Posted: at 17-03-2023 11:03 PM (1 year ago) | Grande Master
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- joromy at 18-03-2023 01:17 AM (1 year ago)
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You people think is an Africa President. You want to go and arrest nuclear weapons holder, Although  let me see how is going to Work.
Posted: at 18-03-2023 01:17 AM (1 year ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Allsense at 18-03-2023 03:39 AM (1 year ago)
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I believe these people knows better than others the implications of what they want to do. Una still dey learn
Posted: at 18-03-2023 03:39 AM (1 year ago) | Gistmaniac
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- smart61 at 18-03-2023 10:01 AM (1 year ago)
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Quote from: joromy on 18-03-2023 01:17 AM
You people think is an Africa President. You want to go and arrest nuclear weapons holder, Although  let me see how is going to Work.
…. YOU ALL ARE MAKING COMMENTS AS IF RUSSIA IS THE ONLY COUNTRY WITH NUCLEAR WEAPONS. NO NATION CAN WIN NUCLEAR WAR INCLUDING WHOEVER STARTS IT. THE ARREST WARRANT IS AN INDICATION THAT NOBODY IS ABOVE GOD. AT GOD,S OWN TIME EVERY MAN WILL BE PUNISHED. CHARLES TAYLOR, MILOSLAVIC OF YUGOSLAVIA AS WELL AS FORMER IVORY COAST LEADERS NEVER THOUGHT IN THEIR LIVES THAT THEY WOULD BE AT ICC. PUTIN SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF HIMSELF. WAR IS NO SOLUTION TO ANYTHING. COUNTRY WIN WAR IN MODERN TIMES. WAR CAN BE WON ONLY AT THE NEGOTIATION TABLE WHICH RUSSIA IS NOT ADDRESSING
Posted: at 18-03-2023 10:01 AM (1 year ago) | Gistmaniac
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- taypetdun at 18-03-2023 10:33 AM (1 year ago)
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Then, send Interpol for the arrest, the arrest warrant should also be extended to Nigeria, to arrest current president , exs- chief of army staff, I G P , Gumi, Myetti Allah and others for war crimes against the Igbos, Benue people including western Nigeria.
Posted: at 18-03-2023 10:33 AM (1 year ago) | Upcoming
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- smart61 at 18-03-2023 10:58 AM (1 year ago)
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Quote from: taypetdun on 18-03-2023 10:33 AM
Then, send Interpol for the arrest, the arrest warrant should also be extended to Nigeria, to arrest current president , exs- chief of army staff, I G P , Gumi, Myetti Allah and others for war crimes against the Igbos, Benue people including western Nigeria.
..BRO, DO YOU EVEN KNOW THE MEANING OF WAR? WHAT WAR AGAINST THE IGBOS ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? BIAFRA WAR? WHEN DID THESE PEOPLE YOU MENTIONED COMMITTED WAR CRIMES RECENTLY? ETHIC CONFLICTS IS NOT THE SAME THING AS FULL SCALE WAR
Posted: at 18-03-2023 10:58 AM (1 year ago) | Gistmaniac
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