The president of USA, Joe Bidenclaimed today (18/3) that the Kremlin strongman, Vladimir Putinhas committed war crimes and called justified the decision of the International Criminal Court to issue a warrant for his arrest.
The ICC yesterday issued an arrest warrant against Putin on charges of illegal displacement of children and illegal transportation of civilians from Ukraine at Russia during it Russian invasion.
“It is clear that he has committed war crimes,” Biden said of his Russian counterpart. “I think it’s justified,” he said, referring to the arrest warrant issued by the ICC, before adding: “Of course, the question is… It’s not recognized internationally, not even by us. But I think it sends a strong message.”.
Neither the United States nor Russia accepts the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court.
The ICC decision obliges the 123 member states to proceed with the arrest of Russian President Vladimir Putin, if he is found on the territory of any of them, with the aim of bringing him to trial in The Hague. The International Criminal Court also issued an arrest warrant for Maria Lvova-Belova, the Russian presidential commissioner for children’s rights.
Moscow denies accusations that Russian forces committed war crimes in Ukraine. The Kremlin has described the arrest warrant issued by the International Criminal Court for Putin as “outrageous”, underlining that it is “insignificant” since Russia does not recognize the jurisdiction of the ICC.
He estimates that the banking crisis has subsided
In the meantime, Mr. Biden estimated that the banking crisis following the recent collapse of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) and Signature Bank has subsided when asked about it by reporters.
The American president wanted to reassure investors and depositors that the global banking system is safe.
Last week California regulators shut down SVB and handed over management to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). Yesterday Friday, parent company SVB Financial Group announced that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Earlier, President Biden urged Congress to give regulators greater powers over the banking sector, such as the ability to impose higher fines, recover capital and bar executives from failed banks.. In particular, he asked Congress to give the FDIC the ability to recover funds “including profits made by executives of failed banks (such as Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank) from the sale of stock,” according to a statement released by the White House. .
SVB CEO Greg Becker sold $3.6 million worth of shares in late February, according to Bloomberg and CNBC.
Source: News Beast
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