Díaz-Canel assures that the arrest warrant against Putin “has no legal impact”

President Miguel Diaz-Canel He considered that the arrest warrant against his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, issued days ago by the International Criminal Court (ICC), “lacks legal impact”.

“The arrest warrant against President Vladimir Putin issued by the ICC lacks binding legal impact for Russia, a country that is not part of the statute of that body,” the Cuban president wrote on his Twitter profile.

Díaz-Canel also considered that the measure “does not contribute to a serious, constructive and realistic diplomatic solution to the current crisis in Europe.”

On the same social network, the Cuban Minister of Foreign Relations, Bruno Rodríguez, opined that “initiatives like this one distance the possibility of a peaceful and negotiated solution to the conflict in Europe, and do not contribute to the stability or security of the region.” .

On March 17, the ICC issued arrest warrants against Putin and the Russian Head of State’s Commissioner for Children’s Rights, Maria Lvova-Belova, considering that both could be involved in the “illegal deportation” of Ukrainian children. remember the agency EFE.

“There are reasonable grounds to believe that Mr. Putin bears individual criminal responsibility for the aforementioned crimes, (i) for having committed the acts directly, together with others and/or through others… and (ii) for failing to exercise adequate control on the civilian and military subordinates who committed the acts, or permitted their commission, and who were under their effective authority and control,” the court said, quoted by CNN.

Cuba and Russia have intensified their bilateral relations recently, as evidenced by Díaz-Canel’s visit to Moscow last November, points out EFE.

A month later, Díaz-Canel and Putin held a telephone conversation in which they expressed their intention to continue strengthening “in a comprehensive manner the Russian-Cuban strategic association,” recalls the Spanish media.

Putin and Díaz-Canel willing to comply with the agreements reached in the Kremlin

So far in 2023, the president of the Cuba-Russia Business Council, Titov Boris Yurievich, and the secretary of the Russian Security Council, Nikolai Patrushev, have visited the island. Also, Igor Sechin, CEO of Rosneft, who was received by Diaz-Canel.

This Monday, moreover, Bruno Rodríguez presented the Friendship Medal to Andrei Guskov, Russian ambassador to Cuba, in a ceremony held at the Foreign Ministry headquarters.

When delivering the distinction, the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs recognized “the professionalism and dedication of the Russian official to strengthening bilateral ties between the two countries during his four years of service,” As reported cubadebate.

EFE / OnCuba

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