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  World   Asia  17 Mar 2023  International Criminal Court issues arrest warrant for Putin over Ukraine war crimes

International Criminal Court issues arrest warrant for Putin over Ukraine war crimes

AP
Published : Mar 17, 2023, 9:15 pm IST
Updated : Mar 18, 2023, 7:23 am IST

The ICC said that its pre-trial chamber found there were reasonable grounds to believe that each suspect bears responsibility for war crime

Russian President Vladimir Putin. (Photo: AFP)
 Russian President Vladimir Putin. (Photo: AFP)

The Hague: The International Criminal Court said on Friday it has issued an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin for war crimes because of his alleged involvement in abductions of children from Ukraine.

The court said in a statement that Putin “is allegedly responsible 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.”

It also issued a warrant Friday for the arrest of Maria Alekseyevna Lvova-Belova, the Commissioner for Children's Rights in the Office of the President of the Russian Federation, on similar allegations.

The ICC said that its pre-trial chamber found there were “reasonable grounds to believe that each suspect bears responsibility for the war crime of unlawful deportation of population and that of unlawful transfer of population from occupied areas of Ukraine to the Russian Federation, in prejudice of Ukrainian children.”

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