Armenia’s ruling party warned on Wednesday that If President Vladimir Russia’s Putin arrives in Armenia This country will have no choice but to arrest him.
The International Criminal Court (ICC) issued an arrest warrant for Putin earlier this month. war crimes in Ukraine In particular, his alleged involvement in the illegal deportation of children from Ukraine, but the ICC has no authority to enforce arrest warrants. And because Russia does not recognize the jurisdiction of the courts. Enforcement therefore largely depends on the willingness of other countries to join if Putin leaves.
“If Putin comes to Armenia He should be arrested… It is better for Putin to stay in his country,” said Gagik Melkonyan, deputy chairman of the Armenian National Congress. Moscow Times Translated interviews from Factor.am.
Armenia’s ruling party decision It is part of the Russian-led joint defense organization. In contrast to other Kremlin allies. Hungary did not deviate from its allegiance to Moscow, which had close ties to Russia. The ICC announced it would not enforce Putin’s arrest warrant last week.
Although technically Armenia is an ally of Russia. As part of the Joint Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), Armenia’s decision is just the latest indication that the country is willing to take matters into its own hands. Putin in his own hands and holding him accountable. last week Armenia has taken steps that will pave the way for ratification of the Rome Statute. which is the treaty that established the ICC
“If we enter into these agreements We must fulfill our obligations,” Melkonyan said.
The Kremlin slammed Armenia for having fun with the idea of joining the Rome Statute. According to a source in the Russian Foreign Ministry.
“Moscow considers the plan of the Yerevan authorities to accept the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court extremely unacceptable. behind the scenes of the recent illegal and invalid ICC ‘arrest warrants’ against the Russian leader,” a source said earlier this week, according to STU.
Russia’s foreign ministry warns that Armenia will move forward “It’s a huge disadvantage.”
But Armenia is not alone. and other countries Ireland, Croatia, Austria and Germany have all said they will enforce arrest warrants.
The decision in Armenia indicates that Russia’s allies are becoming more willing by day to question Moscow’s judgment in the war in Ukraine during the year of conflict.
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