Expert: Berlin’s statements about the decision of the ICC will not break the contacts between Russia and Germany

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Expert Kamkin: Berlin’s statements about the decision of the ICC will not break the contacts between Russia and Germany

MOSCOW, March 19 – RIA Novosti. Alexander Kamkin, senior researcher at IMEMO RAS, believes that the contacts between the Russian Federation and Germany will continue on a limited basis, in light of Berlin’s statements regarding the arrest warrant of the International Criminal Court.

The preliminary hearing chamber of the ICC, whose jurisdiction Russia does not recognize, issued an “arrest” warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin and children’s ombudsman Maria Lvova-Belova on March 17. Marco Buschmann, Head of the German Ministry of Justice, said in an interview with the German media that the “arrest” order for the Russian President will be valid in Germany upon the request of the International Criminal Court. The decision was also supported by Chancellor Olaf Scholz, who declared “no one is above the law” during his visit to Japan on Saturday.

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According to Presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov, it is unacceptable that the ICC raises the issue of the “arrest” of the Russian president, Russia does not recognize his authority, and none of his decisions are legally invalid and invalid. According to him, “we find the formulation of the question outrageous and unacceptable.”

“Of course this will negatively affect the dialogue between our countries, but I think some tactical issues will still be the subject of discussion. Yes – in absentia, by phone – between the leadership of Russia and Germany, or the level of ministers and experts” – Kamkin said in a comment to RIA Novosti .

According to him, contacts between Berlin and Moscow will not be completely cut off, but this is a difficult step to minimize dialogue with Russia, but according to the expert, the main thing is that there are no breaks in diplomatic relations.

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