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US President Biden says arrest warrant against Putin 'justified'

Biden says Putin has committed war crimes

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The President of the United States Joe Biden said the International Criminal Court's arrest warrant against Russian President Vladimir Putin was 'justified'. Biden alleged that the Russian President has committed war crimes.

Russian news agency TASS quoted Biden saying, "Well, I think it's justified. But the question is, it's not recognized internationally by us, either. But, I think it makes a very strong point." 

The International Criminal Court on Friday issued an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin for war crimes because of his alleged involvement in abductions of children from Ukraine. 

The court held Putin responsible for the war crime of unlawful deportation of the population (children) and that of unlawful transfer of the population (children) from occupied areas of Ukraine to the Russian Federation. The Court also issued a warrant for the arrest of Maria Alekseyevna Lvova-Belova, the Commissioner for Children's Rights in the Office of the President of the Russian Federation, on similar allegations. 

Issuing the arrest warrant, the Court said, “The ICC is doing its part of work as a court of law. The judges issued arrest warrants. The execution depends on international cooperation.” 

However, Russia said that the decisions of the International Criminal Court have no meaning for their country, including from a legal point of view. 

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