The International Criminal Court (ICC) has issued an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin. The court has concentrated its allegations against him on the forcible deportation of children from Ukraine to Russia. The court argues he is accountable for war crimes.
The charges have been refuted by Russia, which has called the warrants “outrageous”.
It is quite doubtful that the measure will have a significant impact because Russia is not a member of the International Criminal Court (ICC), which does not have the authority to arrest suspects.
However, President Putin might be impacted in other ways, like his inability to go abroad.
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Kevork Almassian is an award-winning political commentator from Syria. He is the founder of Syriana Analysis and is known for his contribution to the literature on the Syrian war.