Łukasiewicz: Russians can exhaust their initiative
On Friday, the International Criminal Court in Hague issued an arrest order to Vladimir Putin and the Russian Commissioner for Children Maria Lviv-Biełowa.
They are both accused of committing war crimes in Ukraine.
It is about illegal deportations of children from occupied areas and to take them to Russia.
The Kremlin has already reacted to the MTK order.
– We find it outrageous and unacceptable.
Russia, like many countries, does not recognize the jurisdiction of this court, and therefore all decisions of this kind from the point of view of the law are invalid for the Russian Federation – said Dmitry Pieskov.
also a spokeswoman for the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Maria Zacharowa stated that Russia does not recognize the jurisdiction of MTK.
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MTK issued a arrest order to Putin
On Friday, the International Criminal Court published on its websites the justification of the decision, as well as the video declaration of the President of the MTK Piotr Hofmański.
– is prohibited by the international law for the occupying civilian authorities from residence to other areas.
Children are provided with special protection as part of the Geneva Convention – he emphasized.
The judges accepted the prosecutor’s request regarding the arrest warrant.
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“For committing actions directly, together with others or through other people and for the lack of proper control over civil and military subordinates who committed these acts or committed them” – it was written in the justification.
also in the case of Lviv-Biełowa, it was considered that it bears individual criminal liability for crimes committed directly, together with others or through other people.
“The key in this case is that Putin really hit the bench of the accused”
Earlier about the possibility of issuing an arrest warrant of Vladimir Putin and placing a Russian dictator before the court for war crimes, the lawyer Tomasz Lachowski spoke to Polish Radio specializing in international law:
– The key in this case is that Putin really hit the bench of the accused, although it will not be easy – he said.
In the opinion of some lawyers, the decision of the Hague Tribunal is an important signal for the Russian elites that every criminal will be punished.