NBC News reports:
The International Criminal Court’s decision to issue an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin was “justified,” President Joe Biden said today. “He’s clearly committed war crimes,” Biden told reporters at the White House. He added that he thought the warrant was “justified,” although he pointed out the U.S., like Russia, does not recognize the court’s jurisdiction.
His comments came after the ICC’s warrant accused Putin of committing the “war crime” of overseeing the unlawful abduction and deportation of children from Ukraine to Russia. The move sparked outrage in Russia, where Putin’s press secretary Dmitriy Peskov rejected the findings. “We do not recognize this court, we do not recognize the jurisdiction of this court. This is how we treat this,” he said in a Telegram post.
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President Biden says the International Criminal Court’s decision to issue an arrest warrant for President Putin is “justified,” although the U.S., like Russia, does not recognize the court’s jurisdiction. https://t.co/iKxR60UCWY
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