Biden says Putin committed war crimes, calls charges justified

“There is no doubt that Russia is committing war crimes and atrocities (in) Ukraine, and we have been crystal clear that people liable ought to be held accountable,” the spokesperson additional. “This was a choice the ICC prosecutor achieved independently based on the details right before him.”

The ICC go obligates the court’s 123 member states to arrest Putin and transfer him to The Hague for demo if he sets foot on their territory. The ICC also issued a warrant on Friday for Maria Lvova-Belova, Russia’s commissioner for children’s legal rights, on the same charges.

A US-backed report by Yale College scientists previous thirty day period said Russia has held at least 6,000 Ukrainian small children in at least 43 camps and other amenities as element of a “massive-scale systematic network”.

Russia has denied accusations that its forces have committed atrocities during its invasion. The Kremlin reported on Friday the ICC arrest warrant against Putin was outrageous, but meaningless with regard to Russia.