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Putin signs laws against 'discrediting' Russians fighting in Ukraine

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Putin signs laws against 'discrediting' Russians fighting in Ukraine

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The ICC announced Friday it has issued arrest warrants for Russian President Vladimir Putin and an official at the center of an alleged scheme to forcibly deport thousands of Ukrainian children to Russia.Follow for live updates.

Remember: Russia also does not recognize the ICC, and the court does not conduct trials in absentia, so Putin would either have to be turned over by Moscow or arrested in a foreign country for him to face charges from the court.

Putin signed a law amending the criminal code about spreading "fakes" in relation to the Russian armed forces, extending it to also apply to volunteers and mercenaries, with the maximum punishment up to 15 years in prison.

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Category: Politics

Topics: Arrest Criminal Crimes Court Russian Russia Kirby Ukraine Leader Putin President

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Published Date: 2023-03-18, 21:32:12

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