According to Marco Buschmann, the ICC will contact Interpol, after which Germany will be obliged to take the Russian leader under arrest and transfer it to the Hague court.
If Russian President Vladimir Putin ends up in Germany, local authorities will be required to take him under arrest and hand him over to representatives of the International Criminal Court, which issued a warrant for the arrest of the head of the Kremlin. This was stated by German Justice Minister Marco Buschmann, reports Bild.
“The ICC will quickly contact Interpol and demand enforcement. Germany will then be obligated to arrest Putin and hand him over to the ICC if he enters German territory,” Buschmann said.
The statement of the representatives of the ICC also says that the warrant was also issued against the Russian Ombudsman Maria Lvova-Belova, who is involved in the export of Ukrainian children to the Russian Federation.
Mention is made of the grounds to believe that each of the suspects is responsible for a war crime – the illegal deportation of the population of the occupied territories to the Russian Federation.
Recall that if Putin does not arrive in The Hague, Interpol will be looking for him. This was stated by ex-Judge of the ICC Vladimir Vasilenko. The warrant obliges the head of the aggressor state to appear to testify.
Earlier, Focus reported that Putin flew to Mariupol, where he drove a car and talked with “local residents.” Russian media showed Putin’s meeting with the “inhabitants” of the destroyed city in the courtyard of the house, which was built by the occupiers. They invited him to new apartments, one of the women thanked him “for the victory”, and the elderly man admitted that he was left without anything.
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