Hungary Blocks EU Statement on Hague Tribunal Warrant for Putin’s Arrest – Bloomberg

Hungary blocked the joint statement of the Member States of the European Union on the issuance of an international warrant for the arrest of Russian President Vladimir Putin Because of the Budapest veto, EU chief diplomat Josep Borrell instead released a statement on his behalf.

It is reported by Bloomberg, citing sources. The country has not signed the joint statement of EU justice ministers either.

“The EU considers the decision of the ISS as the beginning of the process of holding accountable and holding Russian leaders accountable for crimesthey are doing in Ukraine,” Borrell said in a statement released Sunday evening.

On Monday, EU justice ministers released their own statement in support of the ISS decision, which Hungary has not signed.

The ISS has issued arrest warrants for Putin and his children’s rights ombudsman, Maria Lvova-Belova, for alleged war crimes related to kidnapping children from Ukraine.

Officials in Kyiv investigate more than 16,000 alleged cases of forced deportation of minorsPresident Volodymyr Zelensky said last week, and so far only about 300 have been returned home.

As GLOBAL HAPPENINGS reported, on March 17, 2023, Putin received the official status of a suspect in an international crime – the illegal forced transfer of Ukrainian children from the occupied territories of Ukraine to the Russian Federation. The ISS also issued an arrest warrant for Russian children’s rights ombudsman Maria Lvov-Belov.

Source: Obozrevatel

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