Vladimir Putin Accused of War Crimes by International Criminal Court, Issues Arrest Warrant

On Friday, the International Criminal Court (ICC) accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of committing war crimes in Ukraine and issued an arrest warrant for him. Throughout the conflict, the court concentrated on the kidnapping and deportation of Ukrainian children to Russia. According to The New York Times, the “very symbolic” move by the ICC has increased Putin’s isolation following his invasion of Ukraine. According to the Times, the warrant will restrict Putin’s ability to travel, as he might be arrested in any of the 123 nations that have signed on to the ICC. According to the Times, Russia dismissed the order as “meaningless,” and Putin is unlikely to ever appear in court. Biden referred to the warrant as “justified” and stated that the Russian president had “certainly committed war crimes.”