We’ll bomb any country that arrests Putin over ICC warrant – Ex-Russian president sends strong warning
Dmitry Medvedev, a former head of state of Russia, has issued a warning that any nation that detains Vladimir Putin would be attacked by the Russian state.
His remarks are related to a warrant for Putin’s arrest issued by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for the kidnapping of Ukrainian children.
According to Medvedev, attempts to detain Putin would be viewed by Russia as a “declaration of war,” according to a quotation from Yahoo News.
“Let’s imagine – it’s clear that this is a situation that will never happen – but nevertheless let’s imagine it does,” the Putin ally said.
“The current head of a nuclear state arrives on the territory of, say, Germany, and is arrested. What is this? A declaration of war against the Russian Federation.”
As per the warrant, Putin could face arrest in more than 100 countries that recognize the jurisdiction of the ICC warrant.
In accordance with the Rome Statute, which founded the court, neither Russia nor the US are among the 123 nations that have ratified it.
Putin joins past presidents of Sudan and Libya, Omar al-Bashir and Muammar Gaddafi, as the third sitting president to be named in an ICC warrant.
Later this year, Putin is scheduled to attend a five-nation economic meeting in South Africa. The South African administration has stated that it will seek answers before to Putin’s arrival.