Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, ex-president Dmytro Medvedev said that the competence of the International Criminal Court (ICC) for Russia is worthless, adding that a situation involving the arrest of the Russian president by the decision of the ICC would mean a declaration of war against the Russian Federation.
He said this in an interview with Russian news agencies, Interfax reports.
He recalled the words of the Minister of Justice of Germany that if Putin comes to this country, he will be arrested.
"Now let's imagine - it is clear that this is a situation that will never be realized, but, nevertheless, let's imagine that it was realized. The current head of a nuclear state came to the territory of, let's say, Germany and was arrested. What is this? A declaration of war by the Russian Federation on the Federation! And already in this case, all our funds will fly to the Bundestag, the chancellor's office, etc. Does he understand that this is a "case belli", that this is a declaration of war? Did he study badly?" Medvedev said.
He called the International Space Station "some kind of legal nullity that has not done anything significant since its creation."
According to Medvedev, during his work, the ISS "didn't stand out for anything serious": "Over the course of history, they attracted about 30 people (...) these are some third-rate rebels in some, as a rule, small countries."
"But there are consequences, and they consist in the fact that this kind of decision creates a colossal negative potential. And we already have very bad relations with the Western world, it has probably never been worse in the entire history," Medvedev summarized.
We will remind you that last week the Pre-Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Court issued arrest warrants for the President of Russia Vladimir Putin and Maria Lvova-Belova, the Russian President's Commissioner for Children's Rights.
After that, the Investigative Committee of Russia opened a criminal case against the prosecutor and judges of the International Criminal Court for "illegal prosecution of the knowingly innocent" President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin.
The ICC called it an attempt to thwart prosecution efforts for actions prohibited by international law.