The International Criminal Court has issued an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is accused of committing war crimes in Ukraine.
This development has created a stir in the international community, with Ukraine lauding the "historic decision" and the US President, Joe Biden, acknowledging that Putin has "clearly committed war crimes.
" However, the Kremlin has dismissed the ICC's arrest warrant as "outrageous and unacceptable", while stating that the ICC's decisions are "legally void."
The International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin, accusing him of committing war crimes in Ukraine.
The US President, Joe Biden, acknowledged that Putin has "clearly committed war crimes" and considered the arrest warrant justified.
However, the US and several other countries do not recognize the ICC's authority.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called the decision "historic" and said that it marked the beginning of a "historic responsibility.
" Russian officials have dismissed the ICC's decision, claiming it is "outrageous" and "legally void."
Ukraine's ambassador to the United Nations, Sergiy Kyslytsya, commented on the ICC's decision, stating that there was "no purgatory for war criminals" and that Putin and other war criminals would go straight to hell.
Meanwhile, the Kremlin's spokesperson dismissed the ICC's decision, calling it "outrageous and unacceptable."
Biden acknowledged that the ICC's case against Putin was strong, but he raised concerns about the ICC's lack of recognition in some countries, including the US. The ICC's decision has created a stir in the international community, with some lauding it as historic and others dismissing it as legally void.
Nonetheless, it marks the first time an international court has ordered the arrest of a sitting head of state.