ICC Issues Arrest Warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin on War Crime Charges in Ukraine

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The International Criminal Court (ICC) has issued an arrest warrant against Russian President Vladimir Putin for war crimes committed in Ukraine, marking its first warrant for the country. The accusat..

On March 17th, the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued an arrest warrant against Russian President Vladimir Putin, accusing him of being responsible for war crimes committed in Ukraine.

The accusations against Moscow have been repeatedly denied, despite its year-long invasion of its neighbor.

The ICC's first warrant for Ukraine called for Putin's arrest on suspicion of unlawful deportation of children and unlawful transfer of people from Ukraine to the Russian Federation.

The Kremlin has yet to respond to the request for comment.

Reuters had reported earlier in the week that the court was expected to issue warrants.

The ICC also issued a warrant for Maria Lvova-Belova, Russia's Commissioner for Children's Rights, on the same charges.

ICC prosecutor Karim Khan initiated an investigation into possible war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide in Ukraine a year ago. During four trips to Ukraine, he highlighted alleged crimes against children and the targeting of civilian infrastructure.

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