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US President Joe Biden has welcomed the Worldwide Legal Court docket’s (ICC) determination to difficulty anĀ arrest warrantĀ for his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, saying the Russian chief has “clearly” dedicated struggle crimes in Ukraine.Ā Moscow will not be occasion to the Rome Statute of the ICC and has dismissed the warrant as legally baseless. Ukraine, then again, has hailed a ā€œhistoricā€ step to safe justice. Comply with our stay weblog for the most recent updates on the struggle in Ukraine. All instances Paris time (GMT+1).

6:25am: Turkey nonetheless hopeful of extension to Ukraine grain deal

Turkey is hoping {that a} grain export deal between Kyiv and Moscow key to assuaging a world meals disaster could be prolonged for one more 120 days ā€“ however time is operating out, with the present deal expiring simply earlier than midnight on Saturday, Istanbul time.

“The deadline is approaching,” Turkey’s Defence Minister Hulusi Akar stated Friday.Ā “We’re in contact with each Ukraine and Russia about extending the settlement below its authentic phrases.”

Russia’s full-scale invasion in February 2022 noticed Ukraine’s Black Sea ports blocked by warships.

However a deal brokered by Turkey and the United Nations in July 2022 ā€“ and signed by Kyiv and Moscow ā€“ has allowed for the secure passage of exports of important grain provides.

2:15am: Putin ‘clearly dedicated struggle crimes’, says Biden

US President Joe Biden has welcomed the Worldwide Legal Court docket’s (ICC) determination to difficulty anĀ arrest warrantĀ for Vladimir Putin, saying the Russian chief has “clearly dedicated struggle crimes”.

The ICC earlier on Friday referred to as for Putin’s arrest on suspicion ofĀ illegal deportationĀ of youngsters and illegal switch of individuals fromĀ UkraineĀ to Russia since Moscow’s invasion started of its neighbor final yr. The USA will not be a member of the ICC.

“Nicely, I believe it is justified,” Biden informed reporters, referring to the warrant. “However the query is ā€“ it is not recognised internationally by us both. However I believe it makes a really sturdy level.”

The USA individually has concluded that Russian forces have dedicated struggle crimes inĀ UkraineĀ and helps accountability for perpetrators of struggle crimes, a State Division spokesperson stated in an emailed assertion.

10:44pm: ā€˜First timeā€™ chief of a UN Safety Council everlasting member is charged: ICC prosecutor

In an interview with FRANCE 24 after the Worldwide Legal Court docket (ICC) issued an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin, the courtroomā€™s chief prosecutor Karim Khan stated it was an vital day for worldwide justice.

The warrant marked ā€œthe primary time ever {that a} head of state from a P5 has been chargedā€ by the worldwide courtroom, stated Khan referring to the UN Safety Councilā€™s everlasting 5 members.

Karim Khan, Chief prosecutor of the Worldwide Legal Court docket, is issuing a world arrest warrant in opposition to Vladimir Putin. Ā© France 24

9:53pm: Zelensky hails ICC transfer, blames Putin for little one deportations

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky stated that the Worldwide Legal Court docket’s determination to difficulty an arrest warrant in opposition to President Vladimir Putin was historic and blamed the Russian chief for the deportation of hundreds of Ukrainian youngsters.

“That is an historic determination which is able to result in historic accountability,” he stated in his nightly video tackle. The actual variety of deported youngsters could possibly be “way more” than 16,000, he stated, including that their deportations constituted a coverage of “state evil which begins exactly with the highest official of this state.”

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(FRANCE 24 with AFP, AP & Reuters)