Putin arrives in occupied Crimea
Russian leader Vladimir Putin has arrived in the illegally annexed Autonomous Republic of Crimea on Saturday, March 18
This was reported by the media.
He visited the opening of an art school and Korsun children’s center in the temporarily occupied Sevastopol. This is his first visit to the city since November 2021.
On Friday, March 17, the International Criminal Court in The Hague issued an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russian Children's Rights Commissioner Maria Lvova-Belova.
Representatives of various states and international organizations reacted to the ICC's decision. They were later joined by representatives of the United Kingdom and Canada, who unambiguously supported the court's position.
Later, US President Joe Biden told reporters that the ICC's arrest warrant for Putin was justified because the Russian president had committed war crimes.
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has stated that there is a "real prospect" for the case of Russia's illegal deportation of Ukrainian children, in which the International Criminal Court has issued an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin
On March 18, the head of European diplomacy, Josep Borrell, praised the ICC's decision to issue an arrest warrant for the Russian president and noted that this was the beginning of the process of bringing Vladimir Putin to justice.