Germany will arrest Vladimir Putin at the request of the International Criminal Court, if the Russian president is on the territory of the Federal Republic of Germany, the country's Minister of Justice Marko Bushman told Bild am Sonntag.

"I expect that the Ministry of Internal Affairs will soon turn to Interpol, as well as to the participating states, and ask them to execute [the arrest warrant].

Then Germany will be obliged to arrest President Putin if he enters the territory of Germany and hand him over to the International Criminal Court," Marko Bushman said.

All countries subject to its jurisdiction must act in accordance with the ruling of the International Criminal Court.

On March 17, the International Criminal Court in The Hague issued an arrest warrant for the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, as well as the Commissioner for Children's Rights in Russia, Maria Lvova-Bialova.

Both are suspected of illegally deporting children from the occupied territories of Ukraine to Russia.

Russia does not recognize the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court.

The Russian Foreign Ministry stated that the warrant "has no significance" for Russia.