ICC issues arrest warrant for Putin on war crime allegations

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The International Criminal Court (ICC) has issued an arrest warrant for the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin over alleged war crimes committed in the ongoing war in Ukraine.

The Hague-based court said in a statement issued on Friday that the warrant was issued over Putin’s suspected involvement in the unlawful deportation and transfer of children from occupied areas of Ukraine to Russia.

“According to the International Criminal Court (ICC) statute, which has 123 state parties, two-thirds of the whole international community, the court has jurisdiction over crimes committed in the territory of a state party or a state which has accepted its jurisdiction,” he said. “Ukraine has accepted the ICC twice – in 2014 and then in 2015.”


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