Russia puts Zelenskyy on wanted list, initiates criminal case

by | May 4, 2024

According to a report from the state news agency TASS on Saturday, Russia has initiated a criminal case against Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and placed him on a wanted list. Ukraine has dismissed this announcement as a sign of Moscow's “desperation.”

While TASS reported that the Russian Interior Ministry database indicated Zelenskyy’s presence on the wanted list, no additional details were provided. In response, Ukraine's foreign ministry highlighted that Russian President Vladimir Putin is subject to arrest under an International Criminal Court warrant.

In a statement, the foreign ministry emphasized that unlike the unsubstantiated Russian claims, the International Criminal Court warrant for the arrest of Russian leader Vladimir Putin on suspicion of war crimes is legitimate and applicable in 123 countries.

Since the onset of the conflict with Ukraine in February 2022, Russia has issued arrest warrants for several Ukrainian and other European politicians.

 

Source: Reuters

 

 

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