19 Mar 2023 4:41 p.m
Russia is having the criminal relevance of the recent statements by the German Justice Minister Marco Buschmann (FDP) checked and, if necessary, will initiate criminal proceedings against him. Buschmann had announced that he wanted to arrest the Russian President and the Ombudsman for Children’s Rights.
The Russian investigative committee will examine the statements made by German Justice Minister Marco Buschmann (FDP) for their criminal relevance, the press service of the law enforcement agency said on Sunday. The official press release states:
“The chairman of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation has instructed the agency’s central office to legally assess the statements made by the German Minister of Justice on the implementation of the illegal request of the International Criminal Court to arrest Russian citizens on German territory.”
Federal Minister of Justice Marco Buschmann had previously stated that Berlin would comply with the request of the International Criminal Court to arrest Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Ombudsman for Children’s Rights Maria Lwowa-Belowa. “I expect that the ICC will quickly contact Interpol and the member states and ask them to implement the arrest warrant,” he said.
Chancellor Olaf Scholz also welcomed the ICC’s issuance of an “arrest warrant” against the Russian head of state:
“The fact is that no one is above the law and that is becoming clear right now.”
Russian Ambassador to Germany Sergei Nechayev said he was extremely concerned about the attitude of the German authorities. In a comment, the text of which is quoted by the press service of the Russian diplomatic mission in Berlin, the diplomat said:
“The irresponsible statements made by some German officials about their support and willingness to implement the illegal and utterly absurd decision of the International Criminal Court are a cause of grave concern and show how far removed they are from reality when they anticipate a further escalation of the conflict with Russia strive.”
For his part, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov reiterated that the decisions of the International Criminal Court for Moscow are legally null and void:
“We regard all decisions of the International Criminal Court as legally null and void, which we also do not recognize.”
On March 17, the International Criminal Court in The Hague said it had issued arrest warrants for Vladimir Putin and Maria Lvova-Belova, the Presidential Commissioner for Children’s Rights, on charges of “illegally deporting children”. . The background is the evacuation of orphans from the danger zone in the Donbass and other frontline areas to safer regions of the Russian Federation. In its report published on March 16, a three-person UN commission of inquiry considered the evacuation of 164 children aged 4 to 18 from the Donetsk, Kharkov and Cherson regions to be proven. These children, the report said, were placed in holiday camps in Crimea. The Commission was unable to verify any further claims by the Ukrainian side.
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