Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, compared the ICC’s arrest warrant for President Vladimir Putin to toilet paper.Medvedev currently holds deputy chair of the Security Council of Russia.
Taking to Twitter, the former president wrote, “The International Criminal Court has issued an arrest warrant against Vladimir Putin.No need to explain WHERE this paper should be used,” with the toilet paper emoji.
This comes after the Russian spokeswoman Maria Zakharova for the ministry of foreign affairs said the warrant against President Putin has “no meaning” for the country.Rejecting the warrant on Friday, Zakharova wrote on twitter that the warrant has ‘no meaning’ “including from a “legal point of view” as the nation had withdrawn from the ICC treaty in 2016.“Russia is not a member of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and bears no obligations under it.Thus possible [pretences] for arrest coming from the International Court of Justice will be legally null and void for us.”
Earlier, ICC (International Criminal Court) on Friday issued an arrest warrant against Russian President and Russian official Maria Alekseyevna Lvova-Belova for the alleged scheme to deport Ukrainian children to Russia, reportedly.
The Hague-based ICC accused the Russian president of responsibility for war crimes committed by Russian forces in Ukraine during the war that has been ongoing for over a year.