Biden: Putin has committed war crimes, charges justified

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U.S. President Joe Biden said that the International Criminal Court’s arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin is justified.

"He's clearly committed war crimes," Biden added.

Earlier, U.S. National Security Council Communications Coordinator John Kirby declined to answer whether Putin would be arrested if he traveled to the U.S.

The ICC’s decision obligates 123 countries that are ICC members to arrest Putin and send him to The Hague if he enters their territory. The U.S. is not a member of the ICC.

Kirby promised that the U.S. will continue helping Ukraine to record war crimes.

“We’re going to stay committed to helping Ukraine as they document and analyze and preserve the kinds of evidence of the war crimes, the atrocities, the crimes against humanity that have occurred inside Ukraine at the hands of Russian forces,” Kirby said, as quoted by CNN.

On March 17, the ICC issued arrest warrants for Putin and Maria Lvova-Belova, the Russian official allegedly overseeing the forced deportations of Ukrainian children to Russia.

BackIn2019 on March 18th, 2023 at 13:33 UTC »

Tbf, Biden is very aware we're not part of ICC.

Q Could you give us your reaction to the International Criminal Court issuing an arrest warrant for Vladimir Putin?

THE PRESIDENT: Well, I think it’s justified. But the question is, it’s not recognized internationally by us either. But I think it makes a very strong point.

Kflynn1337 on March 18th, 2023 at 11:58 UTC »

The rich and the powerful (the latter more so) never face the consequences of their actions. Which is why they act the way they do.

Society today has a real problem with that. Company CEO's and politicians alike all know they can do whatever they like, and what they like seems to mostly involving being evil bastards who fuck over everyone.

macross1984 on March 18th, 2023 at 07:08 UTC »

In this case, Russia is clearly guilty of charges just with what has been disclosed publicly. Who knows how many more additional charges will be filed once the shooting stop.