The President of the Russian Parliament demands that the Hague Court be banned in Russia

President of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Vyacheslav Volodin. Photo: © RIA Novosti / Mikhail Klimentchev

The Speaker of the State Duma of Russia, the lower house of the Parliament, Vyacheslav Volodin, considers it necessary to ban the work of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on the territory of Russia.

The proposal comes after the Hague Court issued an arrest warrant for the Russian president Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin on suspicion of organizing mass kidnapping and deportation of Ukrainian children from the occupied territories.

- It is necessary to make changes in the legislation that prohibits any activity of the ICC on the territory of our country, as well as to provide responsibility for promoting and supporting the ICC - Volodin wrote on Telegram.

Last week, the ICC Council issued an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin and a children's ombudsman Maria Lavova-Belova. Among other things, the court charges them with the deportation of children from Ukraine.

Moscow does not recognize the jurisdiction of the ICC and claims that Russian authorities rescued the children from Ukrainian shelling and took them from the combat zone to safe areas.

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