Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Zakharova says ICC decisions in The Hague don’t matter to Russia
Official representative Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Maria Zakharova appreciated the decision of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on the warrant for the “arrest” of the President of Russia Vladimir Poutine. She posted her comment on Telegram.
As Zakharova recalled, Russia is not a party to the Rome Statute of the ICC and is therefore not bound by it. Besides, Moscow does not work with this organization. “And any ‘recipes’ for arrest from the International Court of Justice will be legally null and void for us,” she added.
The decisions of the International Criminal Court make no sense for our country, including from a legal point of view
Commenting on a similar decision of the International Court of Justice against the Commissioner for Children’s Rights under the President of the Russian Federation Maria Lvova-Belova, Zakharov noted on the signs of “dehumanization of liberal dictatorships”. “Who would have thought 15 years ago that in the West caring for children, saving them and caring for them would become a criminal offence,” the Foreign Ministry spokeswoman wrote.
To the statement of the ICC Prosecutor Karim Khan on the desire to work with Moscow, despite the decision to “arrest” Putin, diplomat replied a fragment from the movie “Heart of a Dog”, when the head of the house committee, Shvonder, utters the phrase “It’s kind of…shame”. “There is no better video quote to visualize what is happening,” Zakharova said.
In Russia, the decision of the court in The Hague was declared null and void
Kremlin official Dmitry Peskov remindedthat Russia does not recognize the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court and considers its decisions null and void. Simply asking Moscow the question is seen as outrageous and unacceptable, he added. Briefly describe situation Vice President of the Security Council of the country Dmitry Medvedev. “There is no need to explain where this paper should be used,” he wrote, attaching a toilet paper emoji to the post.
Chapter Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov caught ICC in the loss of its independent status. According to him, “pompous democracy and liberalism” in the West are “lies and antics”. “The international tribunal showed that he had no independent status, but skillfully yielded under the overseas master, in a hurry to carry out his orders. Moreover, they were in such a hurry to lick his hand that ‘they didn’t have time to work on the wording,’ he said.
In the Loss of Independence International Court of Justice accused and Permanent Representative of Russia UN Vasily Nebenzya, calling it “a puppet in the hands of the collective West, always ready to execute pseudo-justice on command”, as well as a biased, politicized and incompetent organization. According to him, the body “has once again proven its inferiority”
Clearly, the ICC has indeed taken the reverse route, mainly in terms of authority
At the same time, the President UNITED STATES Joe Biden appointed justified decision. He added that the United States, like Russia, does not recognize the jurisdiction of the ICC, but that in the case of Russian leaders, the position of the court is “pretty strong”.
ICC linked charges to ‘illegal export of children’ from Ukraine
International Penal Court gave to an arrest warrant for Vladimir Putin and Maria Lvova-Belova on March 17. The ICC statement says it is linked to the “illegal export of children” from Ukraine. The Russian Foreign Ministry has called the accusations of forced expulsion of minors from Ukrainian territory false.
The fact that the ICC intends to open two criminal cases against Russia for committing war crimes in Ukraine, earlier informed The New York Times (NYT) newspaper. These cases represent the first international charges brought since the start of the conflict in February 2022.
President Investigative Committee (IC) of Russia Alexander Bastrykin educated to conduct an audit into the illegal issuance by the court in The Hague of warrants for the “arrest” of Russian citizens. Within its framework, specific individuals among the judges of the ICC who have made deliberately illegal decisions will be identified.