Vladimir Putin officially wanted on war crimes 'for abducting children from Ukraine'

March 17, 2023

An international arrest warrant has been issued for the arrest of Russian president Vladimir Putin over his actions in Ukraine. The International Criminal court has today accused the Kremlin chief of the alleged war crimes that his troops have meted out across Ukraine, including allegations of torture, unlawful executions and sexual abuse. The court said in a statement that Putin "is allegedly responsible for the war crime of unlawful deportation of the population (children) and that of unlawful transfer of population (children) from occupied areas of Ukraine to the Russian Federation." “We do not recognise this court; we do not recognise its jurisdiction,” Vladimir Putin’s spokesperson, Dmitry Peskov, told journalists in Moscow on Tuesday. The news follows Russia being accused of war crimes for 'kidnapping' hundreds of thousands of children and sending them to 're-eductation camps' as part of a mass 'Russification campaign'.