Peskov said that Russia will adhere to its interests in the situation around the ICC
Russia in response to the position of certain countries regarding the warrant of the International Criminal Court (ICC) for the arrest of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin will do what suits her interests. This was stated to journalists on Sunday by the press secretary of the Russian leader. Dmitry Peskov.
Thus he answered the question whether confession Germany ICC warrants lead to a rupture of relations between the two countries.
“Russia has done and will do what best suits its interests. We consider any decisions of the International Criminal Court, which we also do not recognize, to be legally null and void,” the Kremlin spokesman stressed.
German Minister of Justice and Consumer Protection Marco Buschmann said that Germany would be obliged to comply with the decision of the International Criminal Court to issue an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin and arrest the Russian leader if he arrives on German territory. Subsequently, the chairman Investigative Committee of Russia Alexander Bastrykin instructed to give a legal assessment of the statements of the Minister of Justice of Germany on the arrest of Russian citizens in Germany.
Earlier, the ICC issued arrest warrants for Putin and the Russian presidential commissioner for children’s rights, Maria Lvova-Belova, on charges of “illegal deportation” of Ukrainian children. Official representative Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Maria Zakharovaspeaking about the information received from The Hague, said that the decisions of the ICC have no meaning for Russia, possible arrest warrants are legally void.