German Justice Ministry chief Bushman said he would arrest the Russian leader during his visit to Germany.
Russian President Vladimir Putin will be arrested if he visits Germany. This was announced by the Minister of Justice of Germany Marco Buschmann. Thus, he implied that the German authorities fully recognize the warrant for the “arrest” of the Russian president, issued by the court in The Hague.
According to him, Berlin will be obliged to obey the decision of the International Criminal Court.
“I expect the ICC to promptly contact Interpol as well as participating states and ask them to comply with the request. Then Germany will be forced to arrest President Putin when he enters German territory and hand him over to the ICC,” the German minister told reporters.
In turn, the chairman of the commission of inquiry, Alexander Bastrykin, was outraged by Bushman’s words and asked his employees to give them a legal assessment. This was reported in the department’s Telegram channel.
“The Chairman of the Russian Investigative Committee instructed the central office of the department, within the framework of the current audit, to give the necessary legal assessment of the statements of the Minister of Justice of Germany on compliance with the illegal requirement of the International Criminal Code Tribunal to arrest citizens of the Russian Federation in Germany,” the investigative committee said in a statement.
On March 17, the pre-trial chamber of the International Criminal Court in The Hague issued an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin and Children’s Ombudsman Maria Lvova-Belova.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov noted that raising the issue of an ICC decision is unacceptable to Russia. According to him, Moscow does not recognize the jurisdiction of the court in The Hague, so all its decisions are legally void.
Russia’s permanent representative to the UN, Vasily Nebenzya, stressed that Moscow considers all decisions of the ICC to be illegal. The diplomat said that the court, by all indications, has embarked on the path of self-liquidation.
But US President Joe Biden, on the contrary, welcomed the decision of the court in The Hague, although the United States itself does not recognize its verdicts. He said the decision to issue an arrest warrant for Russian leader Vladimir Putin was “justified”.
The message that Bastrykin instructed to verify the words of the German minister who promised to arrest Vladimir Putin