What is the importance of the ICC’s arrest warrant for Putin?

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From: Inside Story

Russian president charged with battle crime by the International Criminal Court over deportations of Ukrainian youngsters.

Arrest warrants have been issued for Russian President Vladimir Putin and the nation’s youngsters’s commissioner, Maria Lvova-Belova.

They are accused of the battle crime of illegally deporting youngsters from Ukraine to Russia.

So what may this imply for Russia – and the battle in Ukraine?

Presenter: Sami Zeidan


Sergei Markov – former public spokesman for Putin

Toby Cadman – worldwide human rights lawyer and International Criminal Court specialist

Denis Krivosheev – deputy regional director of the Eastern Europe and Central Asia Regional Office for Amnesty International