The International Criminal Court (ICC) issued an
arrest warrant against Russian President Vladimir Putin
on Friday for his actions in Ukraine.
The ICC Pre-Trial Chamber II issued the arrest warrant for Putin, considering him
allegedly responsible for war crimes
such as deportation and the illegal transfer of population from occupied areas to Ukraine to Russia.
The ICC reported that "the crimes were allegedly committed in the occupied territory of Ukraine
since at least February 24, 2022.
And it continues: "There are reasonable grounds to believe that Mr. Putin has individual criminal responsibility for the aforementioned crimes, for having committed the acts directly, together with others and / or through others and for not having exercised adequate control over subordinates civilians and military who committed the acts".
The ICC also issued an arrest warrant for Maria Alekseyevna Lvova-Belova, Commissioner for Children's Rights at the Office of the President of the Russian Federation, on similar charges.
"The Pre-Trial Chamber II considered, based on the requests of the Prosecutor's Office of February 22, 2023, that there are reasonable grounds to believe that each suspect is responsible for the war crime of illegal population deportation and illegal
transfer from the occupied areas of Ukraine to the Russian Federation, to the detriment of Ukrainian children," the ICC said in a statement.
The International Criminal Court investigates and, where warranted, prosecutes those accused of crimes such as genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and the crime of aggression.
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