March 20 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Government of China has questioned this Monday the arrest warrant issued on Friday by the International Criminal Court against the president of Russia, Vladimir Putin, and has urged the court based in The Hague to “avoid politicization and double standards” in the prosecution of crimes.
The spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, Wang Wenbin, has stressed that the court must have an “objective and impartial” position, although the Asian giant, like Russia or the United States, is not part of the Rome Statute and, therefore, Therefore, it is not part of the TPI.
Wang has called to “respect the immunity of heads of state,” according to the BBC. The court holds Putin responsible for the forced deportation of Ukrainian children, although for practical purposes the possibility that he will ever be detained by Friday’s order is slim.
The Chinese assessment coincides with the start of the visit to Russia by its president, Xi Jinping, who is expected to speak with Putin about the evolution of the conflict in Ukraine. Beijing, which has avoided condemning the invasion launched by Russian forces more than a year ago, has proposed its own peace plan, which kyiv sees as leaning towards Moscow’s interests.