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For Joe Biden, ICC arrest warrant against Putin ‘justified’

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The arrest warrant issued by the International Criminal Court against Vladimir Putin for war crimes “justification”Joe Biden said.

The US president, speaking to reporters at the White House, noted that the institution was not recognized by the United States, but he nevertheless considered that his decision was sent ‘Very strong signal’.

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The International Criminal Court, based in The Hague, has issued an arrest warrant for Maria Lvova Belova, Russia’s presidential commissioner for children’s rights, on similar charges.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky praised the decision “historic that marks the beginning of a historical responsibility”For its part, the Kremlin ruled that the decision had no legal value. Nor does Russia recognize the International Criminal Court as an international institution.

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“Russia, like a number of countries, does not recognize the jurisdiction of this court. Therefore, from the point of view of law, the decisions of this body are null and void.said the spokesman for Russian President Dmitry Peskov.

However, several Western countries welcomed the ICC’s decision.

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The head of the institution, Pyotr Hofmansky, declared that the issuance of the two arrest warrants was tantamount to ‘A significant moment in the justice process’ to court.

The arrest warrants, which were issued at the request of the ICC’s chief prosecutor, Karim Khan, are cause for concern “Alleged war crimes of deporting children from occupied Ukrainian territories to the Russian Federation” He said since the beginning of the invasion.

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