Cuban Dictator Miguel Díaz-Canel Defends Putin After International Criminal Court Arrest Warrant

Miguel Díaz-Canel with Vladimir Putin (REUTERS/File via Sputnik/Michael Klimentyev/Kremlin)

Cuban dictator Miguel Diaz-CanelThis Monday said “No legal effectThe arrest warrant issued by the International Criminal Court (ICC) against the Russian president, Vladimir PutinTo deport children and transfer them from the occupied territories of Ukraine to Russia.

The arrest warrant issued by the ICC against President Vladimir Putin has no legal effect on Russia.A country that is not part of the body’s constitution,” he wrote on his Twitter profile.

Cuba also considered this move.It does not contribute to a serious, constructive and realistic diplomatic solution to the current crisis in Europe”.

On the same social media site, the Cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez“Efforts like this Eliminate the possibility of a peaceful and negotiated settlement conflicts in Europe, and do not contribute to the stability or security of the region.

Diaz-Canel’s message

On March 17, the ICC issued arrest warrants against Putin and the Russian President’s Commissioner for Children’s Rights. Maria Lavova-BelovaBoth are considered to be involved Illegal deportation of Ukrainian children.

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

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

So far in 2023, the president of the Cuba-Russia Business Council, Titov Boris Yurievich; and Secretary of the Russian Security Council, Nikolai Patrushev.

(with information from EFE)

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