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Hungary will not arrest Russian President Vladimir Putin

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Born on October 7, 1952 in Leningrad, now St. Petersburg. Prez, if he enters its territory, Gergey Guyas, head of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's office, said at a briefing today, quoted by Reuters.

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Guyash pointed out that there would be no legal basis for such an arrest.

Hungary has signed and ratified the Rome Statute, under which the International Criminal Court (ICC) was established.

On Friday, a court issued an arrest warrant for President Putin based on allegations that he is responsible for the deportation of children from Ukraine to Russia.

According to the ICC, there are sufficient grounds to believe that Putin bears personal criminal responsibility, notes Reuters.

In response to a journalist's question about whether Putin would be arrested if he came to Hungary, Guias said that the Rome Statute is not part of the Hungarian legal system.

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"If we turn to Hungarian law, we will find that we cannot arrest the Russian president, since the Statute of the ICC has not been promulgated in Hungary," Guias explained.

The head of the prime minister's office also said that the Hungarian government "has not formulated a position" on the issue of Putin's arrest warrant, BTA notes.

"Such decisions are not the most appropriate, as they push things to further escalation, not to peace. This is my personal, subjective opinion," Guyash specified.

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