Biden says Putin committed war crimes, calls charges justified

“There is no question that Russia is committing war crimes and atrocities (in) Ukraine, and we have been clear that those responsible must be held accountable,” the spokesperson added. “This was a final decision the ICC prosecutor achieved independently primarily based on the info before him.”

The ICC transfer obligates the court’s 123 member states to arrest Putin and transfer him to The Hague for demo if he sets foot on their territory. The ICC also issued a warrant on Friday for Maria Lvova-Belova, Russia’s commissioner for children’s rights, on the same charges.

A US-backed report by Yale University researchers final thirty day period said Russia has held at least 6,000 Ukrainian kids in at minimum 43 camps and other services as section of a “significant-scale systematic network”.

Russia has denied accusations that its forces have committed atrocities in the course of its invasion. The Kremlin said on Friday the ICC arrest warrant against Putin was outrageous, but meaningless with respect to Russia.