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Serbian president unsure of wisdom of ICC decision to issue warrant for Putin’s arrest

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The decision of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to issue an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin was not entirely wise. According to RBC with reference to Blic, this was stated by Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić.

“I’m not sure it was a wise enough decision or a calculated one. But maybe they know their job better than I do,” he said.

According to Vučić, the purpose of these actions is to complicate communication between Putin.

The Serbian leader assumes that the ICC’s decision will have bad political consequences and reflects a “great reluctance to talk about peace and truce”, as it negatively affects the possibility of dialogue. Vučić doubted that Russia could be defeated “in three, six months or a year,” and that the conflict would not be resolved without a diplomatic settlement.

Journalists asked Vučić if Putin would be arrested in Serbia if he went there, because Belgrade is a party to the Rome Statute, the founding document of the ICC. The Serbian President evaded the answer.

The ICC issued a warrant for the “arrest” of Putin, as well as children’s ombudsman Maria Lvova-Belova on March 17 in the case of the “illegal deportation” of children from the territories of Ukraine to the Russian Federation. The Kremlin called this decision of the court in The Hague “unacceptable”, and the official representative of the Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, said that it was “legally null and void.”

Source: Rosbalt


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