Ex-Russia President Dmitry Medvedev compared the ICC's apprehension warrant for Putin to toilet paper.
The International Criminal Court's apprehension warrant against Russian President Vladimir Putin has "no meaning" for the country, "including from a "legal constituent of view" arsenic the federation had withdrawn from the ICC pact successful 2016, a spokeswoman for the ministry of overseas affairs said, CNN reported.
Rejecting the warrant connected Friday, Maria Zakharova, a spokeswoman for the ministry of overseas affairs, said, "Russia is not a subordinate of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and bears nary obligations nether it. Russia does not cooperate with this body, and imaginable [pretences] for apprehension coming from the International Court of Justice volition beryllium legally null and void for us."
Meanwhile, erstwhile Russian President and lawman seat of the Security Council of Russia, Dmitry Medvedev, compared the ICC's apprehension warrant for Putin to toilet paper.
Taking to Twitter, Medvedev said, "The International Criminal Court has issued an apprehension warrant against Vladimir Putin. No request to explicate WHERE this insubstantial should beryllium used," with the toilet insubstantial emoji.
Earlier, ICC connected Friday issued an apprehension warrant against Russian President and Russian authoritative Maria Alekseyevna Lvova-Belova for the alleged strategy to deport Ukrainian children to Russia, reported CNN.
The Hague-based ICC accused the Russian president of work for warfare crimes committed by Russian forces successful Ukraine during the warfare that has been ongoing for implicit a year.
The Hague-based tribunal said successful a connection connected Friday that Putin "is allegedly liable for the warfare transgression of unlawful deportation of the colonisation (children) and that of unlawful transportation of colonisation (children) from occupied areas of Ukraine to the Russian Federation".
It besides issued a warrant for the apprehension of Maria Alekseyevna Lvova-Belova, the commissioner for children's rights successful the bureau of the president of the Russian Federation connected akin allegations, reported Al Jazeera.
Russia did not instantly remark pursuing the ICC's determination connected Friday. Russia denies committing atrocities since it invaded Ukraine successful February past year.
The warrants came a time aft a United Nations-backed enquiry accused Russia of committing wide-ranging warfare crimes successful Ukraine, including the forced deportations of children successful areas it controls, reported Al Jazeera.
The UN genocide normal defines "forcibly transferring children of the radical to different group" arsenic 1 of 5 acts that tin beryllium prosecuted arsenic genocide.
However, the palmy extradition of President Putin could beryllium a acold greater situation arsenic Russia does not recognise the jurisdiction of the planetary transgression tribunal successful The Hague, reported DW News.
Russia denies deliberately harming civilians but its defence ministry has claimed to person targeted Ukraine's vigor infrastructure.
Russia signed the Rome statute, which governs the ICC, successful 2000 but ne'er ratified the statement to go a member. It formally withheld its signature from the founding statute of the ICC successful 2016, a time aft the tribunal published a study classifying the Russian annexation of Crimea arsenic an occupation.
Since Russia's penetration of Ukraine successful February 2022, the Kremlin has severed ties with respective salient planetary organisations, deepening the country's isolation from the west.
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