Russia has threatened to fire missiles at the International Criminal Court (ICC) over the issuance of an arrest warrant against President Putin. ICC has expressed concern over this threat.
On Monday (March 20), former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said, ‘It is possible to imagine launching a hypersonic missile from a Russian ship in the North Sea. ‘
He added, ‘All are under the creator and the rocket… watch the sky with caution…. ‘
The ICC issued a statement on Wednesday (March 22) expressing concern after such threats from Russia. The organization said, they are concerned about these ‘threats’. ‘
“We are deeply saddened by these attempts to obstruct international efforts to ensure accountability for acts prohibited under the law,” the statement said. ‘
It also states that the International Criminal Court deals with serious international crimes. It is known as an institution of last resort. We call on all States to respect their judicial and judicial independence.
Earlier, the International Court of Justice (ICC) issued an arrest warrant against Vladimir Putin on charges of war crimes last Friday (March 17). But Russia called the warrant worthless.
Regarding the issuance of the arrest warrant, the ICC said that Putin violated the international principles of war after the start of the operation in Ukraine on February 24, 2022. Ukrainian children forcibly taken to Russia.
Moreover, the Hague-based court said in a statement that Putin had illegally transferred children from the occupied territories of Ukraine to Russia.
formula- Al Jazeera
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