New Delhi. Russia has put Piotr Hofmansky, the President of the International Criminal Court, who issued the arrest warrant against Vladimir Putin, in its most wanted list. A notice uploaded to the database of the Russian Interior Ministry said that Hofmansky Pyotr Jozef has been listed as wanted under the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. Details of the allegations against Hofmanski were not shared by the ministry.
Following a hearing held in March this year at the ICC headquarters in The Hague, Netherlands, the court had issued an arrest warrant for Putin on charges of war crimes of illegally deporting Ukrainian children. A warrant was issued by the International Court of Justice against Russia’s Commissioner for Children’s Rights, Maria Lvova-Belova, on similar charges.
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Russia does not have ICC membership
Russia does not have ICC membership. He has been saying on many occasions that the warrant issued against Putin has no significance. The ICC opened a field office in Ukraine in September to hold Russian forces accountable for Moscow’s attacks in the Western-backed country. Russia had denied allegations of targeting and torturing civilians in Ukraine. In the ICC hearing, Russia was given a chance to respond to the allegations. During this time no Russian representative participated in it.
Putin will not be arrested in Brazil
The President of Russia has not gone out of his country since the Ukraine war. He himself did not even come to be a part of summit conferences like G20 and BICS. Russia’s security agencies have expressed apprehension that if the President’s plane makes an emergency landing in another country during his foreign trip, he may be arrested. G20 meeting is to be held in Brazil next year. The Brazilian President recently said that if Putin comes to his country to participate in the G20 meeting, he will not be arrested.