Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Friday compared the arrest warrant issued by the International Criminal Court (ICC) against the president to toilet paper. Vladimir Putin.
“The International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant against Vladimir Putin. There is no need to explain where that paper should be used, ”she wrote on Twitter in English, along with a toilet paper emoticon.
“Just the beginning”
Meanwhile, the Ukrainian presidency celebrated this Friday the issuance of an arrest warrant against Russian President Vladimir Putin by the International Criminal Court, which presumes him responsible for the deportation of children in Russian-occupied areas of Ukraine.
“It’s just the beginning,” celebrated the head of the presidential administration, Andrii Yermak, on Telegram.
“The wheel of justice is turning,” Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said on Twitter.
“I applaud the ICC’s decision to issue an arrest warrant for Vladimir Putin and Maria Lvova-Belova,” his commissioner in charge of children, he added.
“International criminals will have to answer for having stolen children and committing other international crimes,” he said.
Russia has been accused of having illegally transferred Ukrainian children to the territories occupied by Moscow troops in Ukraine.
On February 16, during a meeting in the Kremlin, Lvova-Belova told Putin that she “adopted” a child from Mariupol, a Ukrainian city that was besieged by Russian troops for months, until its fall in the spring of 2022. .
The Ukrainian prosecutor’s office hailed a “historic decision.”
Another head of the Ukrainian presidency, Mykhail Podoliak, noted that with this decision “the world changed.” “It is the beginning of the end of today’s Russia on the international scene,” he said on Twitter.
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