Warrant International Criminal Court ICC has issued an arrest warrant against Russian President Vladimir Putin. The International Criminal Court has issued an arrest warrant against Putin on Friday evening amidst Russia’s ongoing attacks on Ukraine. Along with this, apart from Putin, the ICC has also issued an arrest warrant against Russia’s Children’s Rights Commissioner Maria Alekseyevna Lvova-Belova. At the same time, the reaction of Ukraine’s President Zelensky has also come to the fore. He said that this is just the beginning. He described this decision of the International Court as the first and good step in the direction of justice. All 39 countries had agreed to this proposal against Putin in the ICC. These included other countries including Britain, France, Netherlands.
The ICC has also issued a statement in this regard. According to the statement of the ICC, this arrest warrant against Putin and Maria has been issued in the crime of war crime. Putin is accused of forcibly taking Ukrainian children to Russia illegally. The ICC has accused Putin of being involved in child trafficking.
Russian President Putin declared war on Ukraine on February 24 last year. Putin called it a military operation. It has been almost 13 months for this ongoing war between the two countries and till now no result has come out of it. Regarding this, the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, has mostly called Putin responsible for the war crime. Ukraine’s President Zelensky had complained about this in the ICC. For the first time since the start of this war, the ICC has issued an arrest warrant against Putin. At the same time, the ICC’s decision has been called insulting and unacceptable by the President’s Office of Russia.
At the same time, former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has compared this ICC warrant to toilet paper. He said that Russia, like other countries, does not recognize the jurisdiction of the ICC, so it does not make any sense.
Explain that the International Criminal Court was formed two decades ago as a permanent body under a 1998 treaty to investigate war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity. This Court is also known as Rome Law. The official meeting of this court takes place in The Hague, Netherlands, but the proceedings of this court can take place anywhere and in any country.