"" Moscow claims that the decision to deport Vladimir Putin by the International Criminal Court 'has no meaning'.

Moscow claims that the decision to deport Vladimir Putin by the International Criminal Court 'has no meaning'.

The Russian President is sought after on "credible claims" that he participated in war crimes in territories under occupation. The transfer of children from Ukraine to Russia is allegedly Putin's fault. After the invasion, Russia has constantly denied committing crimes.

The International Criminal Court (ICC) wants Russian President Vladimir Putin on charges of kidnapping children from Ukraine.


On identical war crimes charges, it also issued a warrant for Maria Alekseyevna Lvova-arrest. Belova She is Russia's commissioner for children. Russia deemed the questions posed by the ICC "outrageous and unacceptable," according to the Kremlin.

The Rome Statutes, the agreement that supports the world's permanent war crimes tribunal, and Russia's rejection of both render the warrants "null and void," they continued. 

While saying that her arrest warrant validated her efforts "help the children of our country," Ms Lvova-Belova added. In a statement, the court charges the Russian President is "responsible for the war crime of unlawful expulsion of the population (children) and that of unlawful transfer of population (children) from seized areas of Ukraine to the Russian Federation".

According to the ICC, Putin "bears individual criminal responsibility," There are "reasonable grounds to infer" that the two accused are accountable for the alleged war crimes. Russia has described the action as a humanitarian effort to protect orphaned children and orphans in conflict zones and has relocated thousands of Ukrainian children to its country. The likelihood of Putin being tried is slim, according to Dominic Waghorn, international affairs editor.

Waghorn evaluated the warrants and claimed that "a huge number of people" had been indicted but never appeared in court. It's improbable that he will go to trial, according to Waghorn, unless the war goes very badly for him and he is overthrown from power and handed over. The number of children removed from Ukraine is unknown, and several organisations have provided varying figures.

Waghorn states, "a reputable American human rights organisation estimates that 6,000 children have been deported to Russia, while the Ukrainians believe it to be closer to 16,000, and the Russians themselves claim that 700,000 children have been abducted from Ukraine since 2014."

The head of the Ukrainian presidential staff, Andriy Yermak, stated that his country had worked closely with the ICC and was now looking into more than 16,000 incidents of forcible child repatriation to Russia.

Thus far, Ukraine has been successful in getting 308 kids back. War crimes investigation by the ICC. ICC President Piotr Hofmanski said the warrants were "a significant milestone in the course of justice" during a press conference.

The judges handling the case "decided there are plausible allegations against these persons for the alleged crime," he added. "International collaboration is necessary for their implementation [of the warrants]," he stated. Karim Khan, an ICC investigator, started investigating possible war crimes, crimes against humanity, and killings in Ukraine a year ago.

During prior visits, Mr Khan clarified that he was also looking into allegations of crimes against children, who are given extra protection under the Geneva Convention, and the targeting of civilian infrastructure.

Ukraine has given the ICC authority over its territory despite not being a court member.

Ukrainian and global reactions

Foreign Minister James Cleverly praised the ICC warrant for "holding those at the top of the Russian regime, including Vladimir Putin, to account" and expressed his appreciation for it.

He posted on Twitter, "Work must continue to investigate the horrors done.

Top Ukrainian officials hailed the ICC, with Ukraine's prosecutor general Andriy Kostin stating the decision was "historic for Ukraine and the entire international law system".

Dmytro Kuleba, the foreign minister of Ukraine, commented on Twitter, "Wheels of equity are turning: I congratulate the ICC decision to issue arrest warrants for Vladimir Putin and Maria Lvova-Belova over the forcible transfer of Ukrainian children.

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