The Federation Council proposed to arrest all members of the ICC because of the decision on Putin

Russian officials and lawmakers were outraged by the decision of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague to issue an arrest warrant for Vladimir Putin and moved to defend the president.

Andrei Klishas, ​​head of the Constitutional Legislation Committee of the Federation Council, called the decision absurd and called for the “immediate issue” of arrest warrants for all ICC judges in Russia.

Senator Vladimir Dzhabarov agreed with him. In his opinion, the International Criminal Court with its “provocative actions” is inflaming the situation in the world. “It would be nice if, for example, the Basmanny Court in Moscow would issue an arrest warrant for all members of the ICC,” he said. Dzhabarov also proposed the creation of a “Donetsk people’s tribunal” addressed to some European leaders.

Another senator, Sergei Tsekov, said the ICC’s decision showed the “irrelevance and worthlessness” of Western legal institutions and would have no consequences.

In the Kremlin, the mere raising of the issue of Putin’s arrest was deemed “outrageous and unacceptable.” At the same time, the president’s press secretary, Dmitry Peskov, recalled that Russia does not recognize the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court, and therefore all its decisions are “legally irrelevant.”

Deputy Chairman of the Security Council Dmitry Medvedev accompany post about the ICC decision with a toilet paper icon, noting that there is no need to explain where this document is to be used.

LDPR leader and State Duma deputy Leonid Slutsky proposed issuing an arrest warrant for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, “his gang and their Western patrons.” According to the parliamentarian, the ICC’s decision to issue an arrest warrant for Putin is “a hoax, calculated to have a propaganda effect in the West.” Slutsky also called the forced deportation of Ukrainian children “salvation” and stated that “they now have a future in their own country, in Russia.”

MFA spokeswoman Maria Zakharova, like Peskov, called the decisions of the ICC “legally invalid.” “Russia is not a party to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and is not bound by it. Russia does not cooperate with this body,” she explained.

March 17 Pre-Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Court warrants issued to the arrest of President Putin and the Commissioner for Children’s Rights Maria Lvova-Belova. The decision was taken as part of the investigation into the case of “illegal deportation of people from Russian-occupied parts of Ukraine”, which caused harm to Ukrainian children.

Lvova-Belova took this as recognition of her effectiveness. “It’s great that the international community has appreciated the work for children, that we do not leave them in war zones, that we transport them, that we create comfortable conditions for them, that we surround them with caring, loving people,” she said. Putin.

The decision of the court in The Hague on the arrest will complicate the president’s trips to 123 countries. The EU countries, Latin America, Africa, as well as Kazakhstan, Armenia, Brazil, Serbia, Mexico and Afghanistan, participate in the agreement with the International Criminal Court.


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