The International Criminal Court issues arrest warrant for Putin on ‘war crimes’ charges
The International Criminal Court has issued an arrest warrant for Russian President Putin.
The court’s pre-trial chamber issued a statement on the 17th stating that there is reasonable evidence to hold Putin responsible for committing war crimes by illegally relocating children from Ukraine’s occupied territories.
This is the first time the ICC has officially designated a high-ranking Russian official as a suspect since the outbreak of the Ukrainian conflict.
The arrest warrant has been welcomed by Western nations such as Ukraine and the European Union.
However, Russia has reiterated its position of not recognizing the jurisdiction of the ICC.