An international arrest warrant issued for Russian President Vladimir Putin has raised the prospect of bringing to justice the man who attacked Ukraine and complicated peace talks to end the war. Is.
In a report of the news organization AP, it has been stated that today the chances of both justice and peace seem less. The relationship between justice and peace is under strain following the March 17 International Court of Justice ruling calling for Putin’s arrest.
Judges at The Hague found reasonable grounds to hold the Russian president and his commissioner for children’s rights responsible for war crimes. The judgment specifically mentioned the occupied territories of Ukraine from which children were illegally deported or illegally sent to Russia.
While it seems unlikely that Vladimir Putin will sit in a courtroom at The Hague, some other leaders have faced international courts.
Serbia’s powerful leader, Slobodan Milosevic, who took part in the Balkan wars in the 1990s, had to appear before the UN tribunal in The Hague after leaving power and faced trial for war crimes, including genocide. He died in prison in 2006 before the case was decided.
Serbia wants to become a member of the European Union, but also has close ties with Russia and is one of the countries that has criticized the ICC’s move.
“This warrant will have negative consequences and create uncertainty in terms of negotiations regarding the ceasefire and peace in Ukraine,” says Serbian President Aleksandar Vosic.
Some other analysts similarly see the consequences against Putin and anyone who has committed war crimes.
European Union leader Ursula von der Leyen, speaking in the city of Bucha, Ukraine, said that there is no escape route for criminals. The perpetrators of war crimes will be held accountable.
On the other hand, Hungary is not with the EU members in this matter. The Chief of Staff of the Hungarian government, Gergyle Glias, says that if Vladimir Putin comes to Hungary, he will not be arrested.
He said that this warrant is not welcome because it will lead to tension instead of peace.
Some analysts have also expressed the view that they believe Putin has a firm grip on power and that the arrest warrants could encourage the fighting to drag on.