The German Ministry of Justice was going to arrest Putin in case of his visit to the country
Russian leader Vladimir Putin will be arrested if he comes to Germany. This was stated by the head of the Ministry of Justice of the country Marco Buschman on Sunday, March 19, writes Die Zeit.
He expressed the hope that the International Criminal Court (ICC) will quickly contact Interpol and the participating countries and ask them to comply with the requirement. “Then Germany will be obliged to arrest President Putin when he enters German territory and hand him over to the ICC,” the minister said.
Bushman assured that he would comply with the demand of the ICC, if “the foot of the President of the Russian Federation sets foot on the territory of Germany.” The head of the Ministry of Justice of Germany recalled that the country is subject to the jurisdiction of the court.
Previously German chancellor welcomed the decision International Criminal Court, which issued a warrant for the “arrest” of Vladimir Putin and children’s ombudsman Maria Lvova-Belova in connection with the events in Ukraine. The Russian Foreign Ministry clarified that the decisions of the ICC are “legally void.” TFR promised to inspect in connection with the illegal issuance of warrants.
The International Criminal Court (ICC) is based on the Rome Statute, signed by 120 states. The jurisdiction of the court is not recognized, including Russia, Ukraine, the USA, Israel and China.