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The decision of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to issue an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin - Russian politician.

Born on October 7, 1952 in Leningrad, now St. Petersburg. Prez needs support, wrote the British Guardian in an editorial.

It is quite likely that Putin will never take responsibility for the crimes.

However, the very possibility of doing so took on a certain form after the International Criminal Court last week issued a warrant for his arrest based on allegations that he deported children from Ukraine to Russia.

The overwhelming evidence of the deportation of thousands of children who are given up for adoption or sent to "re-education camps" is shocking.

However, this is only one of the many horrors that Putin is inflicting on Ukraine.

There are increasing calls for the Russian president to be prosecuted for the invasion itself, and for this purpose the creation of a special tribunal is necessary, since the International Criminal Court does not deal with the prosecution of the crime of "aggression".

Such calls are made in part because it is usually difficult, if not impossible, for war crimes investigators to prove that political leaders authorized the commission of war crimes.

The link between Putin and the cases of child deportation, however, can be clearly proven.

Last month, the Russian Ombudsman for Children's Rights, Maria Lvova-Belova, who also had an arrest warrant issued by the ICC, appeared on television and thanked the president for "adopting" a 15-year-old boy from Mariupol.

This is the beginning of the case against Putin, but not necessarily the end of it, points out the British publication quoted by BTA.

For now, the arrest warrant is more of an annoyance to Putin than a real threat or obstacle to him.

Russia is not a party to the Rome Statute, under which the ICC was established, and does not recognize its jurisdiction.

However, the order could affect Putin's ability to travel, as in theory countries that recognize the ICC's jurisdiction could arrest him if he set foot on their territory.

In addition, if Putin falls from power, justice may catch up with him, as it caught Slobodan Milosevic, writes "Guardian". 

Hungary will not arrest Putin if he enters its territory

However, the ICC cannot succeed alone.

It needs support that is not limited to its increased funding.

The court has 40 investigators in Ukraine.

However, it is said that the government of US President Joe Biden

Joe Biden (Joseph Robin Biden) is an American politician. Joe Biden was born on November 20, 1942 in blocked cooperation with the ICC on Russia, as he feared that a precedent could be created, which in the future could be used in the prosecution of Americans.

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