ICC issues arrest warrant for Putin

Vladimir Putin, President of Russian Federation

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# 17 March 2023 20:00 (UTC +04:00)

The international criminal court (ICC) on Friday issued arrest warrants for President Vladimir Putin and Russia’s presidential commissioner for children’s rights, Maria Alekseyevna Lvova-Belova, APA reports citing i24.

In a statement, the ICC said there were “reasonable grounds” to believe that the strongman leader “bears criminal responsibility” for the “war crime of unlawful deportation of population (children) and that of unlawful transfer of population (children) from occupied areas of Ukraine to the Russian Federation” in Ukrainian occupied territory.