German Fm: International Law Allows Putin’s Hague Arrest
Russian President Vladimir Fuse watches as Foreign Minister Annalena Bayerbock urges adherence to international law during a meeting in South Africa. European Pravda, referencing Zeit, said this by Baerbock on Friday in Wismar following a meeting of the Council of Baltic Sea States.
This is an issue that is settled by international law. After the Council of Baltic Sea States meeting in Wismar, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Green stated, “International law makes it clear: war criminals who are responsible for waging a war of aggression will ultimately be held accountable.”
On our way from the #NATO Ministerial in #Oslo to the Council of the Baltic Sea States – Looking forward to meeting the rest of the #BalticSea gang in Wismar! #CBSS@TobiasBillstrom @larsloekke @GLandsbergis @thordiskolbrun @andrispelss pic.twitter.com/dnwwCApxxv
— Außenministerin Annalena Baerbock (@ABaerbock) June 1, 2023
The BRICS nations may all travel to South Africa for the summit in July. Each of the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) was reportedly invited to the 22-24 August conference.
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The government of South Africa has remained silent
The South African government has been silent on the matter. The International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague issued an arrest warrant for the heist in March, making this encounter all the more volatile. Since South Africa has agreed to comply with the ICC law, the Russian president would be subject to arrest upon entering the country. South Africa has not provided any specifics about how the procedure will work.
In the words of Bierbock, the BRICS summit shows that violators of international law and aggressors will face repercussions for their actions.
🇩🇪 Putin’s arrest for The Hague is legal, international law is clear – German Foreign Minister https://t.co/QUrQx4WW1m
— Ukrainska Pravda in English (@pravda_eng) June 3, 2023
Then, “participating in international conferences won’t be as simple.”
South Africa’s membership in the ICC has been made very apparent. “This Russian war of aggression is not a purely European affair; it affects the whole world,” the German foreign minister stated.
Russian President Vladimir Putin was wanted by the International Criminal Court in The Hague in March for the unjustified removal of thousands of Ukrainian children. If Putin travels to any country that is a part of the International Criminal Court, he will be subject to arrest. Putin “deserves to be judged” and “deserves to be delivered to The Hague,” President Vladimir Zelensky had earlier remarked.
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