Between the countries that have ratified the Rome Charter, a “behind-the-scenes diplomatic battle” will unfold for the right to comply with the decision of the International Criminal Court on the arrest of Russian President Vladimir Putin. The point is that failure to comply with the decision of the ISS will deal a crushing blow to the reputation of this international judicial body.
This was stated by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmitry Kuleba in an interview with TV presenter Vadym Karpyak. At the same time, the head of the Foreign Ministry stressed that in addition to the decision of the ISS, Ukraine needs to create a special tribunal: this is the only way to bring Russia to justice for the crime of aggression.
Kuleba is confident that all states that have ratified the Rome Charter will now join the diplomatic struggle to enforce the warrant of the International Criminal Court to arrest Putin.
“Now a huge behind-the-scenes diplomatic battle will unfold for respect for obligations under the Rome Charter … The question here is not even Putin or Ukraine, but the fact that if they openly disregard the warrant of the International Criminal Court, this will destroy the International Criminal Court “Therefore, The ISS is now interested in respect for its acts. Accordingly, those countries that support the ISS will now join this behind-the-scenes diplomatic battle to enforce the warrant,” the minister said.
At the same time, for Ukraine, which seeks to hold Russia accountable for a full-scale aggression against our state, the decision of the ISS alone is not enough.
“The ISS can condemn everything except the crime of aggression. Therefore, we need a tribunal for the crime of aggression. That is, it should have condemned Putin for being behind the kidnapping of children, the murder of prisoners of war, the destruction of civilian infrastructure by artillery and rockets, the execution and torture of civilians and the military. Putin must be condemned for what is called the mother of all crimes – the crime of aggression,” Kuleba explained.
Recall, on March 17, the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for Russian dictator Vladimir Putin and Russian children’s rights commissioner Maria Lvova-Belova. Both are suspected of organizing and committing a serious war crime – the abduction and deportation of Ukrainian children to the territory of the Russian Federation.
For more than a year of full-scale aggression, with the assistance of the Russian authorities and according to the schemes organized by it, at least 16 thousand children were deported from Ukraine. They are powerfully zombified and transferred for illegal “adoption” to dozens of regions of the Russian Federation. At the same time, children who have relatives and even parents in Ukraine are changing their names so that they cannot be found.
During the entire period of a full-scale war, Ukraine managed to achieve the return home of only a little more than 300 children abducted by Russia.
The ISS warrant means that Putin, as an official suspect in an international crime, can be detained on the territory of any of the more than 100 states of the world that have ratified the Rome Statute.
Germany was the first to announce its readiness to arrest the Russian dictator on its territory and hand him over to The Hague. In response, ex-president Dmitry Medvedev was released into the arena in Russia. He called the Minister of Justice of Germany “half-wit” and threatened to hit Scholz’s office.
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