Ukraine responded to Russia's placing President Zelensky on the wanted list 0Ukraine responded to Russia's placing President Zelensky on the wanted list 0

(Dan Tri) – Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry has criticized Russia’s decision to put President Volodymyr Zelensky on the wanted list.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky (Photo: Reuters).

“Russian reports about the addition of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to the wanted list of the Russian Interior Ministry demonstrate the desperation of the Russian state and propaganda apparatus, which does not know what else to think of

`We would like to remind everyone that, unlike Russia’s worthless announcements, the International Criminal Court’s arrest warrant for Russian leader Vladimir Putin for war crimes is real and enforceable.

Previously, the database of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs clearly stated that this agency had put Mr. Zelensky on the wanted list.

`Vladimir (Volodymyr in Ukrainian) Aleksandrovich Zelensky, born January 25, 1978, is wanted under an article of the Criminal Code,` the Russian database wrote.

The Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs has not clearly stated the above provisions and accusations against Mr. Zelensky.

Mr. Zelensky graduated with a degree in law from Kiev National Economics University but does not practice law.

Mr. Zelensky did not participate in politics until he announced his candidacy for president of Ukraine in 2019. Mr. Zelensky said he joined politics to restore trust in politicians, and at the same time he wanted to `bring professional people

Before President Zelensky, the head of the National Defense and Security Council of Ukraine, Aleksandr Litvinenko, was also placed on Russia’s wanted list.

In April, Mr. Litvinenko announced the need to conduct drone attacks deep into Russian territory to put `pressure` on Moscow.

In addition, the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs said former Ukrainian president Pyotr Poroshenko was also placed on the wanted list.

Last March, the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russian Commissioner for Children’s Rights Maria Lvova-Belova on charges of `illegal deportation of children and

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Russia is not a party to the Rome Statute establishing the ICC, so Moscow does not recognize the ICC’s arrest warrant.

Russia signed the Rome Statute of the ICC in 2000, but never ratified it to become a member of the ICC and eventually withdrew its signing in 2016.

The Kremlin considered the arrest warrants outrageous at the time and rejected the ICC order.

Russia’s Investigative Committee announced it will open a criminal investigation into judges and prosecutors of the ICC, which can charge individuals with war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.

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