President Biden said Friday that a move by nan International Criminal Court to rumor an apprehension warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin for warfare crimes was "justified."
Speaking to reporters successful Washington, he said Putin had "clearly committed warfare crimes."
While nan U.S. does not admit nan court, Biden said it "makes a very beardown point" to telephone retired nan Russian leader’s actions successful ordering nan invasion.
The ICC accused Putin of individual work for nan abductions of children successful Ukraine, saying successful a connection that he is "allegedly responsible for nan warfare crime of unlawful deportation of (children) and that of unlawful transportation of (children) from occupied areas of Ukraine to nan Russian Federation."
INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT ISSUES PUTIN ARREST WARRANT OVER CHILD DEPORTATIONS FROM UKRAINE
FILE - Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks to Governor of Magadan Region Sergey Nosov via videoconference astatine nan Novo-Ogaryovo residence extracurricular Moscow, Russia, connected Oct. 21, 2022. The International Criminal Court said Friday, March 17, 2023, it has issued an apprehension warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin for warfare crimes because of his alleged engagement successful abductions of children from Ukraine. (Gavriil Grigorov, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
The move was instantly dismissed by Moscow.
It was nan first clip nan world tribunal has issued a warrant against a leader of 1 of nan 5 imperishable members of nan U.N. Security Council.
Moscow does not admit nan court's jurisdiction, aliases extradite its nationals. The chances of Putin facing proceedings astatine nan ICC are highly unlikely.
FILE - The exterior position of nan International Criminal Court is pictured successful The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday, March 31, 2021. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)
Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said Russia doesn’t admit nan ICC and considers its decisions "legally void," calling nan court’s move "outrageous and unacceptable."
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Peskov refused to remark erstwhile asked if Putin would debar making trips to countries wherever he could beryllium arrested connected nan ICC’s warrant.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has deemed nan ICC's action a "historic decision, from which historical work will begin."
Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a gathering connected nan societal and economical improvement of Crimea and Sevastopol via a videoconference astatine nan Moscow's Kremlin successful Moscow, Russia, Friday, March 17, 2023. (Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
Ukraine’s quality authorities chief, Dmytro Lubinets, has said that – based connected information from nan country’s National Information Bureau – 16,226 children were deported. Ukraine has managed to bring backmost 308 children.
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The tribunal besides issued a warrant for nan apprehension of Maria Lvova-Belova, nan commissioner for Children’s Rights successful nan Office of nan President of nan Russian Federation.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Julia Musto is simply a newsman for Fox News and Fox Business Digital.