Lvova-Belova received neither the ICC arrest warrant nor the text of the document
MOSCOW, September 19 – RIA Novosti. Maria Lvova-Belova, Commissioner for the Rights of the Child of the President of the Russian Federation, said that she does not understand how the ICC’s accusation of “illegal deportation of Ukrainian children” is constructed, because it does not have the right to recognize it. The text of the document and she herself did not receive the arrest warrant.
“Neither the text of the document nor the arrest warrant reached me. I learned about this from the media. It seems to me that this is at least false. I have not spoken to any representative of the ICC. It is not clear to me how this accusation is constructed… We analyzed the situation and found out that the information was, for example, about the children We understand that it was collected from calls to reunited parents,” the children’s ombudsman said on W Radio.
Lvova-Belova determined the topics of meetings with young people in new regions
Lvova-Belova also noted that the consequences of issuing an “arrest” warrant by the ICC pre-trial chamber in connection with the “illegal removal of children from Ukraine” do not contribute to family reunification, but on the contrary, complicate the situation. . “It’s a complete horror story right now for both parents and children. And it certainly doesn’t contribute to reunification, on the contrary, it aggravates it, complicates it, because parents are afraid to leave even when we provide them with full support.” Support, send representatives,” she shared.
Lvova-Belova emphasized that she is always open to requests when parents want help reuniting with their children. The Children’s Ombudsman concluded: “We have never encountered a situation where we prevented a legal parent or legal relative from taking their child.”
The pre-trial 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. The ICC accuses the Russian side of, among other things, the alleged “deportation” of children whom Russian authorities rescued from Ukrainian shelling and took them from the war zone to safe areas.
Lvova-Belova expressed her condolences to the relatives of those who lost their lives in the emergency in Makhachkala
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