Russian Leader Goes on Tirade, Threatening Missile Attack After Putin Was Accused of War Crimes

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Dmitry Medvedev, Deputy Chairman of Russia’s Security Council, suggested Monday that the Kremlin might launch a hypersonic missile at the International Criminal Court following an arrest warrant issued against Russian President Vladimir Putin.

According to the Russian state media outlet Tass Medvedev, a loyal Putin fan and Russia’s president from 2008 to 2012, stated in a Telegram message, “I’m afraid”

“It’s quite possible to imagine how a hypersonic Oniks fired from a Russian warship in the North Sea strikes the court building in the Hague. It can’t be shot down, I’m afraid.”

Medvedev warned judges not to lose sight of the court and called it an “apathetic international organization”.

The ICC issued a warrant for Putin’s arrest on Friday. The warrant claims that Putin is responsible for war crimes such as the unlawful deportation of children and the unlawful transfer of children. Another warrant also targeted Maria Alekseyevna Lvova-Belova, the Commissioner for Children’s Rights in the Office of the President of the Russian Federation.

According to Dmytro Lubinets (a Ukrainian human rights chief), 16,226 children were expelled during the 13-month-long conflict.

President Biden said that Putin’s arrest warrant was “justified” over the weekend, stating that Putin had “clearly committed war crimes”.

Other Russian officials brushed off the warrant by the ICC, which Russia does not recognize. The U.S. and China also were not signatories of the 1998 Rome Statute, which established the court’s authority.

Medvedev is well-known for his absurd predictions. Medvedev predicted that the U.S. would enter a civil war in 2023 and that Russia’s defeat at a conventional war could lead “to the beginning of a nuclear conflict.”

Medvedev referred to Volodymyr Zelenskyy (Ukraine President) as the “head Nazi”, despite the fact Zelenskyy is Jewish.