Putin’s arrest is considered a declaration of war against Russia = former president | Reuters

On March 23, former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said that the International Criminal Court (ICC) had issued an arrest warrant for Putin holding him responsible for war crimes in Ukraine, which he said would be a declaration of war. Representative photo in Moscow (2023 REUTERS)

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Thursday sought to arrest Putin after the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued an arrest warrant against him for committing war crimes in Ukraine it said would amount to a declaration of war. on Russia.

Medvedev has told the domestic media that the ICC is a body without a legal basis and has not done anything important so far.

In a video posted to the Telegram app, he said, “No matter how you look at it, this kind of thing can’t really happen, but let’s imagine. If the current head of a nuclear-armed state visits Germany, for example, and is arrested. What will happen? This will be a declaration of war on the Russian Federation.”

“In this case, Russian missiles and everything else will fly into the Bundestag and the Chancellors,” he said.

He also said that the risk of nuclear war was increasing. “Ukraine is getting more and more foreign weapons every day, and the world is approaching a nuclear apocalypse,” he said.

He also recognized that the West wanted to divide Russia and steal its abundant natural resources.