1:26 am: ICC arrest warrant for Putin ‘is warranted,’ Biden says
The arrest warrant issued by the International Criminal Court against Vladimir Putin for war crime is “justified”, declared, Friday, Joe Biden.
The US president, speaking to reporters at the White House, recalled that the institution was not recognized by the United States, but felt that his decision nevertheless sent “a very strong signal”.
12:30 a.m .: Volodymyr Zelensky welcomes a “historic” decision by the ICC
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky hailed the “historic” decision of the International Criminal Court to issue arrest warrant for Vladimir Putin for war crimes.
“A historic decision, which marks the beginning of historic responsibility,” Volodymyr Zelensky said in a video posted on Telegram.
12 a.m.: Russia rules ICC arrest warrant for Putin ‘null and void’
Russian authorities have rejected the arrest warrant issued by the International Criminal Court against President Vladimir Putin, saying it has no legal value for Russia.
“Russia, like a number of states, does not recognize the jurisdiction of this court, therefore, from the point of view of law, the decisions of this court are null and void,” the doorman told reporters. -spokesman of the Kremlin, Dmitry Peskov.
The latter considered that the very idea of an arrest of Vladimir Putin was “scandalous and unacceptable”.
The spokeswoman for Russian diplomacy, Maria Zakharova, spoke of a decision by the ICC “meaningless”, “including from a legal point of view”.
With AFP and Reuters