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What does the ICC arrest warrant for Vladimir Putin mean in reality?

By Peter Beaumont

17 Mar 2023 · 3 min read

Editor's Note

The International Criminal Court has issued a landmark arrest warrant for President Putin over the forced deportation of children from Ukraine to Russia. Peter Beaumont explains the implications.

What is the international criminal court arrest warrant for Vladimir Putin for?

The court has issued arrest warrants for the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, and Russia’s commissioner for children’s rights, Maria Alekseyevna Lvova-Belova, in relation to the forced deportation of children from Ukraine to Russia, where many have been adopted by Russian families.

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