The International Criminal Court (ICC) has issued an arrest warrant for Russian President Putin for alleged war crimes in Ukraine.
Putin is allegedly responsible for the war crime of illegal deportation of population (children) and illegal transfer of (children) from occupied territories of Ukraine to the Russian Federation, the court said in a statement on Friday.
There was no immediate comment from Russia following the ICC’s move on Friday. Russia has denied committing atrocities since its invasion of Ukraine in February last year.
The court also issued an arrest warrant for Maria Alekseevna Lova-Belova, Commissioner for Children’s Rights at the headquarters of the Russian Federation, on the same charges.
In January this year, the United Nations declared the missile attack in Dnipro a possible war crime. The spokesperson of the Secretary General of the United Nations said that there is a need for effective investigation of war crimes. Germany also demanded a special tribunal against Russian leaders.