Court in The Hague issues arrest warrant for Putin

The Pre-trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Friday issued an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin in connection with the situation in Ukraine. This is stated in the press release of the ICC, which is at the disposal of “European Truth”. According to the press service of the court, on March 17, 2023, the Pre-trial Chamber II issued warrants for the arrest of Putin and Maria Alekseevna Lvova-Belova, the authorized representative of the President of the Russian Federation for children’s rights. Putin and Lvova-Belova are suspected of committing a war crime of illegal deportation and transfer of children from the occupied regions of Ukraine to the Russian Federation, which has been happening since at least February 24, 2022.