Posted 20 марта 2023,, 06:20

Published 20 марта 2023,, 06:20

Modified 20 марта 2023,, 06:32

Updated 20 марта 2023,, 06:32

Dmitry Medvedev criticized the "shitty" International Criminal Court

Dmitry Medvedev criticized the "shitty" International Criminal Court

20 марта 2023, 06:20
Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev, in response to the issuance by the International Criminal Court (ICC) of an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin, threatened to hit the courthouse with a Soviet hypersonic sea-based missile "Onyx".

As Medvedev stated in his microblog on the Telegram network, Russia can launch a missile strike from its ship "at the Hague courthouse." The deputy chairman of the Security Council added that he considers the effectiveness of the ICC to be "zero", and the very activity of the court to be "shitty".

"Let's take this shitty, useless ICC, created on the basis of the Rome Statute, which the largest states have not joined. Who did he hold accountable? Three dozen unknown faces. The President of Sudan spat on these accusations and, despite the military coup at home, is not available for "justice". The rest are not worth mentioning at all. In other words, the effectiveness of their activities is zero", - Dmitry Medvedev wrote in Telegram.

Medvedev warned that "the judges of the ICC got excited in vain." He expressed doubts that MUSS could launch a trial against the president of a country with a nuclear potential.

"Look, they say, we are brave, we did not shit ourselves to raise our hand against the largest nuclear power. Alas, gentlemen, everyone walks under God and rockets", - he explained.

Medvedev called the ICC "a miserable international organization, not the population of a NATO country".

"It is quite possible to imagine the point application of hypersonic "Onyx" from North Sea from a Russian ship at the Hague courthouse. It cannot be shot down, alas", - he stated.

The Onyx, which Medvedev mentions, is a Soviet supersonic universal medium—range anti-ship missile designed to combat surface naval groups, single ships and ground infrastructure in conditions of strong fire and electronic countermeasures. Its flight speed reaches 3182 km / h, range — up to 800 km, ready—to-work time from the moment of activation - no more than 2 minutes.

Medvedev believes that NATO countries will not start a war after Russia's military strike on the court. "They will be afraid".

According to Medvedev, "no one will regret the destruction of the ICC building".

"So, citizens of the judge, look carefully at the sky", - Medvedev threatened.

Earlier, an official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry made a similar threat Maria Zakharova.

The reason for the sharp reaction of Russian officials was the ICC warrants issued on March 17 for the arrest of Vladimir Putin and the Commissioner for Children's Rights Maria Lvova-Belova.

According to the Hague judges, these persons "are allegedly responsible for war crimes related to the illegal deportation of the population (children)" from the territory of Ukraine, Kommersant notes.

The decision of the ICC was welcomed by the authorities of Germany and the United States. The Kremlin called the issuance of an arrest warrant for Putin "outrageous". Vladimir Putin's press secretary Dmitry Peskov stressed that Russia does not recognize the jurisdiction of the ICC, so for the Russian Federation, the issuance of a court warrant for Putin's arrest is "null and void from the point of view of law".

At the same time, political scientists believe that after the issuance of the warrant, the visits of the President of the Russian Federation to the territory of countries under the jurisdiction of the ICC may become potentially dangerous for Putin due to the high risk of arrest.

It should be noted that actually across the street from the ICC in The Hague is the International Court of Justice of the United Nations, whose jurisdiction Russia recognizes.